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How are drug allergies treated?

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Allergy symptoms like rashes, hives, and itching can often be controlled with antihistamines, and sometimes with corticosteroids.

In a few cases, desensitization is used. Your doctor would give you tiny amounts of the drug in increasing amounts until your immune system learns to tolerate the medicine.

If you're severely allergic to certain antibiotics, your doctor can usually find an unrelated antibiotic that is safe for you.

From: Learn More About Drug Allergies WebMD Medical Reference

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The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. 

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on March 21, 2018

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The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. 

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on March 21, 2018

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