Allergy to Medications

  • August 14, 2018

    Is It Possible to Have an Allergy to Chemotherapy Drugs?

    Some people may have an allergy to chemotherapy drugs. According to a new study, a medication commonly used in the treatment of cancer can cause life-threatening and even fatal allergic reactions.   Researchers say that these reactions are caused by a chemical solvent known as Cremophor – a castor oil...

  • August 2, 2018

    Iodine Allergy: Myth or Reality?

    Iodine is a trace mineral that is required for the synthesis of thyroid hormones regulating the body’s metabolic energy and basal metabolic rate. However, some people think that they have an iodine allergy.   This chemical element is present in many body tissues, but it’s not produced in the body,...

  • May 26, 2018

    Do You Really Have an Antibiotic Allergy?

    Experts admit that even today, allergy easily falls into category of the most confusing and controversial topics in medicine. There are a lot of various misconceptions about allergies that become sources of even more allergy myths.   The first thing you should understand is that an allergy can be IgE-mediated...

  • April 16, 2018

    Are Penicillium Mold Allergy, Penicillin Allergy and Food Allergies Interconnected?

    Airborne mold fungus spores are one of the most common causes of allergic reactions leading to nasal congestion or runny nose, itchy eyes and coughing. There are various types of molds that trigger allergies. For instance, Penicillium, which is the most common indoor mold, may cause allergic rhinitis and asthma...

  • 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

    Are 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...

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