Circle of Clinical and Biological Investigations in Food Allergy

 

PRACTICAL FILES

> Prevention and subsequent management of a patient having presented numerous allergic reactions induced by medecines.

D.Anne MONERET-VAUTRIN
Gisèle KANNY
Médecine Interne, Allergologie et Immunologie Clinique
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire - Hôpital Central
54035 Nancy Cedex

Actualisée en Juin 2002


Advice for the consulting physician

  • To prescribe a minimum of medecines association.
  • In every pharmacological class of medecines, prescribe those known as the less allergic.
  • Prescribe only essential medecines.
  • Avoid medecines known to increase allergic reactions : b-blokers (general and local ones), inhibiters of enzyme of conversion, aspirine and non-steroid’ anti-inflamatory medecines.
  • To write down treatments, dates of their beginning and their end on the health record.


Advice for patients

  • Avoid selfmedication : do not take medecines without physician’s advice.
  • Show one’s card of medecines allergy to any physician, dentist or pharmacist delivering or crediting a prescription.
  • In case of reaction, stop any treatment and consult a physician who will manage the case.
  • In case the reaction is visible by naked eye, take a photo if possible.