You may need to carry a dose of epinephrine, known as an Epi Pen, to treat your symptoms if you are exposed to a drug that triggers anaphylaxis. Corticosteroids can also be administered to treat inflammation caused by serious reactions, and antihistamines can be taken to treat more minor symptoms.
We also offer drug desensitization that helps your body become more tolerant of the drug to which you are allergic. Drug desensitization exposes you to small amounts of the drug in our controlled clinic setting. Over time, you are given greater amounts of the drug, and your body is able to build up a tolerance to it so that your immune system does not have a strong reaction to it. Drug desensitization may be able to help you avoid a serious reaction like anaphylaxis.. The length of treatment and the results depend on your body’s own biology and the severity of the allergic reaction to the drug. Our allergists will determine a treatment plan that will be most effective for you.
The caring and compassionate providers at San Tan Allergy and Asthma are ready to help you get to the bottom of your troubling allergy symptoms and find out what drug might be causing the reaction. Our practice takes a patient-centered approach that puts your symptoms and your goals at the front of our care plan. We work to get results quickly, whether that be conclusive testing or a plan to manage your allergy and keep you safe. Call us today to make an appointment for drug allergy testing or to learn more about our services.