Diagnosing a drug allergy can be hard, especially if the symptoms are already fading. Your doctor will need your help in figuring out what caused your reaction. He'll need to find out if it's a true allergy, a reaction to a different drug, or something not even related to a drug.
Here are eight questions to ask yourself. Write down the answers -- or have a friend or family member do it for you -- and bring them to your doctor's office.
Do you suffer from frequent sneezing, congestion, watery eyes, and an itchy,
runny nose? If so, you may have seasonal allergic rhinitis, often called hay
fever. It strikes when pollen starts to fly.
About 18 million U.S. adults and more than 7 million children suffer from
hay fever, according to the CDC. Fortunately, there are steps people with
allergies can take to avoid pollen and the misery that accompanies it, says
Andy W. Nish, MD, of the Allergy & Asthma Care Center in Gainesvill...