Allergic reactions to penicillin can often be a serious and life threatening matter. They can range from annoying rashes to life threatening breathing difficulties. You might recall answering the question "are you allergic to penicillin" on a medical question form at your doctors office or upon admittance to a hospital for treatment. This is because doctors must know if you are do to the potential for catastrophic results should you be given penicillin and you are allergic to it. Knowing if they are allergic to penicillin is something every person should know. Penicillin is the most common drug allergy.
Common symptoms of penicillin allergy are as follows. A rash or hives that can range from a minor rash to a dark red rash that covers large portions of the body. Swollen lips tongue and face, ranging from minor swelling to extreme swelling. Itchy, irritated eyes that can be bloodshot and watery. The most serious reaction happens in people that are highly allergic to penicillin. An anaphylactic reaction is a reaction that manifests itself as a swelling of the bronchial airway, making it difficult to breath. This can also be accompanied by a sudden drop in blood pressure, resulting in lightheadedness. This reaction can be deadly, so it's important to be aware of this fact.
ICE ID produce a range of fashionable medical id bracelets that can help those who suffer from penicillin allergies to alert their condition to others.
Each TAG can include up to 6 lines of information. Recommendations include NAME, TOWN/POST CODE, NHS NUMBER, 2 EMERGENCY NUMBERS, MEDICAL INSURANCE NUMBER, BLOOD GROUP AND ANY KNOWN ALLERGIES OR CONDITIONS.
If your child or loved one is diabetic, or suffers from peanut allergy, autism or epilepsy, then wearing some form of medical alert id is vitally important. Our range of allergy id bracelets, speak for you when you can't, giving the care-givers all the vital information they need to give you the best possible care in the fastest possible time.
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The Anaphylaxis Campaign - The Anaphylaxis Campaign is the only UK charity to exclusively meet the needs of the growing numbers of people at risk from severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) by providing information and support relating to foods and other triggers such as latex, drugs and insect stings.