Friday, March 06, 2015 09:02 PM

MEDICATION ALLERGIES

The Opinion Pages | Letter Medication Allergies MARCH 6, 2015 Inside Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story To the Editor: Re Are You Really Allergic to Antibiotics?, by Victoria Dooley (Op-Ed, March 3): The most important course of action for anyone who has antibiotic or any medication allergy is to seek the expertise of an allergy and immunology physician. In addition to penicillin skin testing, we also offer drug desensitization, a procedure that allows us to safely introduce a medication that has caused an allergy in the past but that is now deemed medically necessary. Preferably, a patient should visit the allergist before the urgent or emergent hospitalization, as the evaluation for drug allergy is best done in relative health. AMINA H. ABDELDAIM New York The writer is an instructor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College.

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