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ALLERGY QUESTIONNAIRE HELPS DETERMINE TRUE PENICILLIN ALLERGY IN CHILDREN

FCAAIA Notes: Up to 95% of people who are labelled allergic to penicillin (amoxicillin, etc.) are not allergic.  Some never were; either they had something happen that was while taking the antibiotic but was unrelated to it, others avoid it … Continue reading

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CANNABIS SATIVA ALLERGY: LOOKING THROUGH THE FOG

FCAAIA Notes: The world’s really going to pot, isn’t it?  Over the years, I’ve told many patients that herbal and other natural supplements are potential allergens.  Here is a perfect example, as marijuana is certainly natural.  But should I call … Continue reading

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FDA: CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE MAY CAUSE ALLERGIC REACTIONS

FCAAIA Notes: It is pretty rare that products placed on unbroken skin cause systemic allergic reactions.  However, chlorhexidine is a notable exception. Chlorhexidine is in many over the counter antiseptic products.  You should not avoid these products unless you react … Continue reading

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TESTING PENICILLIN ALLERGY CUTS WIDE-SPECTRUM ANTIBIOTIC USE

FCAAIA Notes: Of all the medications out there, the one for which we have the best data about how to interpret testing is penicillin.  If your testing to penicillin and a metabolite of penicillin (Pre-Pen®) is negative, there is up … Continue reading

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