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Drug Allergy

Preventing Medication Errors: Lessons From a Patient

Miriam Diaz-Gilbert | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Miriam Diaz-Gilbert

I can only imagine what might have happened if my husband and advocate had not been with me, and I had ingested the CAT scan dye. Today I carry a medical alert bracelet engraved with my medication allergies.

Don't Diagnose Drug Allergies Over the Phone

Howard J. Bennett, M.D. | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Howard J. Bennett, M.D.

It's not a good idea to diagnose drug allergies without seeing the patient. First, it is very difficult to describe a rash over the phone. Are the spots pink or red? Are they raised or flat? Are they isolated or do they appear in groups?