avoiding mishaps in patients who are allergic to antibiotics or other drugs

Cough and cold season is bringing up questions about avoiding mishaps in patients who are allergic to antibiotics or other drugs.

Over 200,000 people are treated in emergency rooms for drug allergies each year.

Antibiotics are the biggest culprits. Any agent can cause a reaction...but allergies to penicillins (amoxicillin, etc) and sulfa drugs (Bactrim, Septra, etc) are most common.

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