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Allergy & Asthma Center Baltimore, Maryland
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Allergy & Asthma Center Baltimore, Maryland
News Flash
10/20/2017 Westminster Closure

Our Westminster Office will be closed Friday 10/20/17. We will reopen for our normal hours on Monday.


10/17/2017 Bethesda Closure

Our Bethesda Office will be closed today 10/17/2017. We will reopen for our normal hours on Wednesday.


10/17/2017 Silver Spring Opening Late

Our Silver Spring office will be open this Friday, 10/20 at 10 am.


10/02/2017 Shady Grove/Rockville Opening Late on 10/6

Our Shady Grove/Rockville Office will be opening at 9 am on Friday, 10/6.


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Drug Allergies

Allergic reactions to drugs or medications.

Common Types of Drug Allergy

A person can have a drug allergy to any drug but the following are the most common types of drug allergies.

  • Penicillin
  • Insulin
  • Contrast Dyes
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Symptoms and Diagnosis

  • skin rashes
  • hives
  • swelling of lips and tongue
  • wheezing
  • anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction)
  • Allergy skin testing or challenge testing by an allergist or medical professional can be performed to diagnose a drug allergy.

    Prevention and Treatment

    Avoidance is the best possible treatment for a drug allergy. For some forms of drug allergy there may be allergy skin testing available and that determination will be made by an allergist.

    People with severe drug allergies should carry epinephrine (know as an EpiPen) at all times and should consider wearing a medic-alert bracelet.

    For severe allergic reactions, seek emergency medical attention.

    For more information on the diagnosis and treatment of drug allergies or to schedule an appointment with an allergist or asthma specialist, call 1-800-778-9923 or visit the Allergy & Asthma Center location near you.

     
     

     

     


















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