Advertisement

How are drug allergies treated?

Steven V. Gurland, MD
Internal Medicine
The symptoms of drug allergies are usually treated with antihistamines. In more severe cases the use of steroids are required. Once identified the drug causing the allergic reaction should be avoided. It is important that you indicate all drug allergies on your medical forms before a Physician starts you on a new medication.
Most drug allergies don't require treatment because they result in mild reactions that will resolve by simply not taking the medicine anymore. In this case, you must work with the medical team in order to find an alternative treatment. More severe reactions may require medical or supportive therapy at a hospital.

Continue Learning about Allergies

Can Eating Peanuts While Pregnant Prevent Allergy?
Can Eating Peanuts While Pregnant Prevent Allergy?
Peanuts is a beloved comic strip, but in many daycare centers and school cafeterias across North America the legume is strictly taboo. That’s because ...
Read More
Can allergies be prevented?
Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhDDr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Allergies cannot necessarily be prevented, but future reactions can be avoided, depending on what yo...
More Answers
5 Surprising Allergy Triggers
5 Surprising Allergy Triggers5 Surprising Allergy Triggers5 Surprising Allergy Triggers5 Surprising Allergy Triggers
Watch out for these unexpected causes of allergy flare-ups.
Start Slideshow
Tame Your Allergies With Yogurt
Tame Your Allergies With Yogurt

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.