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Allergy Cefuroxime Fluorescence Assay Skin

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Allergy Cefuroxime Fluorescence Assay Skin

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What is this test?

This test helps to find whether an individual is allergic to cefuroxime or not. In this test, a solution containing allergen cefuroxime is applied to the skin. Then the applied area of the skin is pricked with a lancet needle.

What is Drug Allergy?

Drug allergy is the reaction of the immune system of an individual towards the consumed medicine. In drug allergy, the immune system of an individual recognizes the medicine as a harmful substance and releases the antibodies to eliminate it. So, histamines were released and cause symptoms such as skin rashes, swelling of face and lips, difficulty on breathing, runny nose, watery eyes, etc.

What is Cefuroxime?

Cefuroxime is a broad-spectrum antibiotic drug that is used to treat different infections, conditions, and diseases caused by bacteria. This medicine doesn’t work for viral infections. It is also known as a cephalosporin antibiotic. Cefuroxime acts by stopping the growth of bacteria and decreases the severity of bacterial infections.

It is prescribed during bacterial infections such as sinus infections, throat infections, ear infections, nose infections, Lyme disease, gonococcal infection, bronchitis inflammation of the bronchi in lungs, etc.

What is Cefuroxime allergy?

Cefuroxime allergy is a type of allergy in which an individual is allergic to cefuroxime and may suffer from symptoms such as swollen, pale red bumps on the skin, swelling of the face or any other area beneath the skin, tightening of the muscles that line the airways in lungs, runny nose, severe cough, skin rashes, swollen tongue, weakness, weak pulse, diarrhea, vomiting, etc.

In severe allergic condition, an individual may suffer from life-threatening anaphylactic shock.

Why this test is performed? This test is performed to check whether an individual is allergic to cefuroxime or not. The doctor may ask you to undergo this test if you are suffering from symptoms such as runny nose, severe cough, swollen tongue, diarrhea, vomiting, weak pulse, weakness, skin rashes, pale red bumps on the skin, swelling of the face, etc.

Precautions:

Some medications may change the test results and hence you are advised to inform all your current medications to the doctor prior to the test.

Test Preparation

Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your Allergy Cefuroxime Fluorescence Assay Skin. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for Allergy Cefuroxime Fluorescence Assay Skin.

There are no specific preparations required for this test.

Understanding your test results

The test results may be different depending on gender, age, and health conditions. Inform your doctor if you have any other allergies.

If the test results are negative it may indicate that the individual is not allergic to cefuroxime.

In case the test results are positive it may indicate that the individual is allergic to cefuroxime.

GenderAge groupsValue
MALEAll age groupsA wheal and flare reaction of atleast 3mm indicates that the patient is allergic to the substance
FEMALEAll age groupsA wheal and flare reaction of atleast 3mm indicates that the patient is allergic to the substance
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