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Drug Allergy

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?

Darryl Durr Dead: Ohio Rapist Who Claimed Drug Allergy Executed

AP | MATT LEINGANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LUCASVILLE, Ohio — A serial rapist who strangled a 16-year-old girl in 1988 and who had argued he might be violently allergic to the state's exe...

Temporary Fix Helps Patients Around Drug Allergy

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Having a bad reaction to penicillin as a child doesn't guarantee you're still allergic decades later. And if the oncologist says yo...