Treatment for Drug Allergies

Friday, October 7, 2011 4:01
Posted in category Alternative Medicine

Here are some tips on how to avoid allergic reactions to medications.

1. Tell your pharmacist and doctor about any allergic reactions you have had in the past. This includes both over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medications.

2. In general, avoid taking any medication which has caused an allergic reaction in the past. Particularly in the case of pain relievers, there are alternatives your pharmacist or doctor can recommend which will be effective. In rare instances where someone must take a specific medication that has caused an allergic reaction (such as penicillin), a doctor can desensitize the person by administering a series of gradually increasing doses of the drug.

3. Many OTC products contain a combination of ingredients. Be sure to read the label to make sure the product does not contain something which will cause a problem for you.

4. Those at severe risk of an allergic reaction are advised to wear a bracelet or necklace which will alert medical personnel to their condition. They can also carry medical information cards in their wallet or purse with this information.

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