What is the treatment for drug allergy

Common symptoms of an allergic reaction include:

  1. sneezing and an itchy, runny or blocked nose (allergic rhinitis)
  2. tummy pain, feeling ill, vomiting or diarrhoea
  3. swollen lips, tongue, eyes or face
  4. itchy, red, watering eyes (conjunctivitis)
  5. a raised, itchy, red rash (hives)
  6. wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath and a cough
  7. dry, red and cracked skin

The symptoms vary depending on what you’re allergic to and how you come into contact with it.

What is the treatment for drug allergy

For example, you may have a runny nose if exposed to pollen, develop a rash if you own a skin allergy, or feel sick if you eat something you’re allergic to.

See your GP if you or your kid might own had an allergic reaction to something. They can assist determine whether the symptoms are caused by an allergy or another condition.

What is the treatment for drug allergy

Read more about diagnosing allergies.

Severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis)

In rare cases, an allergy can lead to a severe allergic reaction, called anaphylaxis or anaphylactic shock, which can be life threatening.

This affects the whole body and usually develops within minutes of exposure to something you’re allergic to.

Signs of anaphylaxis include any of the symptoms above, as well as:

Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment.

Read more about anaphylaxis for information about what to do if it occurs.

Sheet final reviewed: 22 November 2018
Next review due: 22 November 2021

Dedicated to clinical excellence, Dr.

What is the treatment for drug allergy

Field’s clinical focus is allergy, asthma and immunology. She is board certified in internal medicine and allergy and immunology.

What is the treatment for drug allergy

Prior to joining CHOC Children’s, Dr. Field attended medical school at the St.

What is the treatment for drug allergy

Louis University School of Medicine. She served her residency training in internal medicine and completed her fellowship training in allergy and immunology at the University of Kansas Medical Middle. Dr. Field is a fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Clinical Interests

Allergy, asthma and immunology

Professional Organizations

  1. American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
  2. Orange County Society of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology
  3. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
  4. California Society of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology


  1. Medical School
    St Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO
  2. Internal Medicine Residency
    University of Kansas Medical Center
  3. Allergy & Immunology Fellowship
    University of Kansas Medical Center

istrative Appointments

  1. Director 
    CHOC Children’s Clinical Research for Allergy & Immunology
  2. Co-Director
    CHOC Children’s Eosinophilic Esophagitis Clinic

Our allergists commonly treat:

  1. Acute, chronic and severe asthma
  2. Stinging insect allergies
  3. Cellular immune deficiencies
  4. Allergic rhinitis
  5. Drug and food allergies
  6. Complicated eczema and atopic dermatitis
  7. Acute and chronic urticaria
  8. Allergic conjunctivitis
  9. Acute and chronic sinusitis
  10. Antibody immune deficiencies


What is the treatment for drug allergy