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What are some questions I should ask my doctor about my drug allergy?

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  • Do you think I have a true drug allergy?
  • Do I need drug allergy testing?
  • What can I do to protect myself?
  • Am I more likely to be allergic to other drugs?
  • Can you help me come up with a plan to help prevent problems in the future?

SOURCES:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: "Drug Allergy," "Drug Reactions and Drug Allergies."

Solensky, R. Immunology, October 2010. Annals of Allergy, Asthma &

UpToDate: "An approach to the patient with drug allergy," "Rapid drug desensitization for immediate hypersensitivity reactions."

World Allergy Organization: "Drug Allergies."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 14, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: "Drug Allergy," "Drug Reactions and Drug Allergies."

Solensky, R. Immunology, October 2010. Annals of Allergy, Asthma &

UpToDate: "An approach to the patient with drug allergy," "Rapid drug desensitization for immediate hypersensitivity reactions."

World Allergy Organization: "Drug Allergies."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 14, 2018

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