Drug allergy

What is Drug allergy?

A drug allergy is an allergy to a drug, most commonly a medication. Medical attention should be sought immediately if an allergic reaction is suspected.

An allergic reaction will not occur on the first exposure to a substance. The first exposure allows the body to create antibodies and memory lymphocyte cells for the antigen. However, drugs often contain many different substances, including dyes, which could cause allergic reactions. This can cause an allergic reaction on the first administration of a drug. For example, a person who developed an allergy to a red dye will be allergic to any new drug which contains that red dye.

A drug allergy is different from an intolerance. A drug intolerance, which is often a milder, non-immune-mediated reaction, does not depend on prior exposure. Most people who believe they are allergic to aspirin are actually suffering from a drug intolerance.

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I am suffering from Drug allergy . Whenever i take anibiotic or painkillers I get rashes immediately all over the body. My query is how can doctors...

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This may be fix drug reaction and this is noting to take with surgery if this is to be done then once you give the history of...

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I developed a sore throat and a fever on the last day of our family cruise. Upon returning home, the following day, I noticed I started getting red...

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Thanks for writing in.
The condition you are describing can be erythema multiforme,FDE,pompholyx etc.

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