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Allergy Ciprofloxacin Fluorescence Assay Skin

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Allergy Ciprofloxacin Fluorescence Assay Skin

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What is this test?

Allergy Ciprofloxacin Fluorescence Assay Skin test is used to test the individuals for any allergy towards a certain group of medicines called fluoroquinolones etc. Your doctor may suggest this test if he/she suspects that the cause of your allergic reaction may be due to this class of antibiotic medicines.

What is a drug allergy?

An abnormal reaction of the immune system of an individual due to medicine use is called as a drug allergy. A drug allergy is different from a side effect. The side effects occur due to an improper dose and are often related to the dose of the medicine used. A drug allergy is more of a reaction of the immune system of the individual. Which might occur when the immune system of an individual accidentally recognizes the medicine as a harmful substance. The symptoms may be immediate or develop later. The symptoms include skin rash, swelling of face and lips, breathlessness, swelling up of airways, urticaria (swollen pale or red bumps on the skin), etc.

What is ciprofloxacin allergy?

Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic medicine which belongs to the class Fluoroquinolones. This medicine is used to treat a wide variety of infections like respiratory, urinary infections, etc. An Individual may be allergic to this medicine if he/she experiences sudden reactions like skin rash, swelling of the face, eyes, lips, etc. If an individual is allergic to ciprofloxacin then it is recommended that the individual should get themselves checked for allergies towards other antibiotic medicines as well.

Why this test is recommended?

This test would be recommended by the physician as a usual screening test to rule out any possible medicine allergies or if you have/had experience of symptoms like severe itching, rashes, inflammation of the skin, runny or stuffy nose, difficulty in breathing, wheezing, mild fever, gastrointestinal upset like nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, etc immediately or later consuming ciprofloxacin or medicine combinations which might contain ciprofloxacin.

This may also be recommended to evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment if you are diagnosed already.

Precautions:

In case of an allergic reaction, immediately contact the medical emergency. Inform your doctor if you know that you are allergic to certain medicines. Your doctor may recommend you to carry an EpiPen (epinephrine injection) and avoid using medicines you are allergic to.

Test Preparation

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

Understanding your test results

Positive results of this test indicate that an individual is allergic to ciprofloxacin or medicine combinations containing it.

Negative results indicate that an individual is not allergic to ciprofloxacin or medicine combinations containing it. If your test results come out as positive, Your doctor might recommend avoiding ciprofloxacin or medicine combinations containing it and please contact your doctor/health care provider with your results for further advice if any.

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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