Allergy to Medications

  • February 12, 2018

    Food Allergies and Medications: Can Food Products in Medications Cause Reactions?

    These days, allergies to various food products are becoming more and more of a problem for both adults and children. Estimated 8 and 5 percent of children and adults respectively are allergic to at least one food. While the only way to prevent food allergies is to avoid the triggers,...

  • February 11, 2018

    At You at Risk for Marijuana Allergy?

    Sometimes, people exposed to marijuana plant may experience allergy-like symptoms. Can you develop an allergic reaction to weed? In fact, marijuana allergy is possible, as in those who are using medicinal marijuana for the first time, as for those who have been consuming it before without any problems.   Like...

  • December 6, 2017

    What Is Penicillin Allergy and How Is It Treated?

      Penicillin has been an essential medicine for clearing up bacterial infections for more than seventy years now. However, in some cases, your body may develop allergy to medications, and this drug may also be causing bad reactions in some people using it. The task of your immune system is...

  • October 4, 2017

    Allergy to Eye Drops and Contact Lenses

    Once you are among millions of people, who suffer from seasonal allergic reactions, you may be rather miserable during allergy seasons, especially if you wear contact lenses. Not just allergens, like ragweed and pollens, are attracted to contact lenses, so being aware of the products, which are safe for your...

  • September 27, 2017

    General Information about the Most Frequent Drug Allergies

    Around 15-30% of hospitalized patients experience certain unwanted reactions as a result of drug intake. Thus, drug allergy is a rather common condition, which hits a considerable part of the population. Nevertheless, true allergic reactions to remedies account for only 1 in 10 of the drug’s side effects. People frequently...

  • September 26, 2017

    Detailed Information about Steroid Allergy

    Corticosteroids are the medications that are widely used in treatment of diverse inflammatory conditions, including autoimmune and allergic disorders. Such medications are available in multiple forms, including oral, injectable, topical and inhaled. Unlike other formulas, topical hydrocortisone is available OTC in a mild dose. Generally, corticosteroids are used to eliminate...

  • September 24, 2017

    Novocaine Allergy as It Is

    The first mentioning of local anesthetics dates back to 1904. Currently, the medications are used to prevent major pain related to surgical and dental procedures. Besides, they are available in an injectable form to prevent the occurrence and eliminate the already existing symptoms of uneven heartbeats, in eye drops for...

  • September 17, 2017

    Sulfa Allergy as It Is: Debunking Certain Misconceptions

    Generally, sulfa allergy is the side effect to sulfonamides, a group of drugs, which presuppose both antibiotics and non-antibiotics. Sulfonamides trigger allergic reactions more frequently than non-antibiotic sulfonamides. In fact, it is a common misconception that many non-antibiotic sulfonamides cause problems in patients with sulfa antibiotic allergy. Overview In most...

  • September 16, 2017

    Core Information about Aspirin Allergy – Ultimately High Risk in People with Severe Asthma

    NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are a group of treatments, which work decreasing pain and reducing fever. Taken in high doses, the medications can eliminate inflammation. The first NSAID that appeared on the pharmaceuticals market was Aspirin. Originally, the remedy was produced from chemicals isolated from the willow tree. Irrespective of...

  • August 25, 2017

    Everything You Need to Know About Allergy to Marijuana

    Marijuana is a weed derived from Cannabis sativa, which is usually cultivated, though most commonly it grows in the wild. Nowadays this plant is widely used for recreational and medicinal aims through either ingestion or inhalation. However, not many people know that Cannabis sativa produces lots of pollen that can...

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