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How are drug allergies treated?

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.
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.

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