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drug al·ler·gy

sensitivity (hypersensitivity) to a drug or other chemical.

drug allergy

An immune response to a therapeutic. See Allergy.

drug al·ler·gy

(drŭg alĕr-jē)
Sensitivity (hypersensitivity) to a drug or other chemical.

Patient discussion about drug allergy

Q. I am worried about the allergic reactions I had from the Chinese herbal drug. I am worried about the allergic reactions I had from the Chinese herbal drug that I took for my arthritis…..are these safe?

A. Many people have some type of reaction to either a drug and even a supplement. You can check with your doc to get tested to see what your sensitivities are. Regarding arthritis, no milk, cheese, yogurt, butter, anything with milk for starters, AVOID like the plague! Suagr consumption too will raise hell with it. There is a product that someone I knew took, called, "Cell Guard" which he bought at a health food store or Whole Foods. After a couple of months, he was pain free. Its worth a try! Cell Guard is made with SOD or "superoxide dismutase"
Studies have shown that SOD can play a critical role in reducing internal inflammation and lessening pain associated with conditions such as arthritis! Check it out! Let me know how you do!

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Signs and symptoms of a drug allergy can begin within moments of taking a drug.
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In addition to the usual manifestations of drug allergy such as fever and eruptions, it also involves many other systems and organs, such as hematological system, (8,16) circulatory system, (18) neurological system, (6,19) gastro-intestinal system, (20) liver, (21,22) lung, (23) kidney, (24) and so on.
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