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.
Wondering if your nagging cold is actually an allergy? Or what about your
new skin cream that made your hands break out? Distinguishing an allergy from a
non-allergic condition is not always a clear-cut task. But knowing the
difference can sometimes help you solve what's ailing you, which in turn could
mean faster relief.
Mary Fields knows just how difficult pinpointing an allergy can be. The
64-year-old Bronx resident tells WebMD she was convinced her frequent hives
were caused by something...