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Allergy Ibuprofen Pain Killer

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Allergy Ibuprofen Pain Killer

Also known as Allergy Ibuprofen Pain Killer Radio Immunoabsorbent Blood
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What is this test?

Allergy Ibuprofen Pain Killer Radio Immunoabsorbent Blood test is used to test the individuals for any allergy towards NSAIDS/ Painkiller medicines like aspirin, ibuprofen etc. A blood sample of an individual is collected and tested for any allergic response towards the suspected medicines. Your doctor may suggest this test if he/she suspects that the cause of your allergic reaction may be due to any pain killer medicines.

What is Drug Allergy?

An abnormal reaction of the immune system of an individual due to consuming a medicine 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. 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 rashes, swelling of face and lips, breathlessness, swelling up of airways, urticaria (swollen pale or red bumps on the skin) etc.

What is Ibuprofen allergy?

Ibuprofen is a painkiller medicine which belongs to the class NSAIDs(Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs). This medicine is used to treat a wide variety of conditions like mild fever, headaches, body aches, muscle cramps etc. An Individual may be allergic to this medicine if he/she experiences sudden reactions like Skin rashes, swelling of the face, eyes, lips etc. If an individual is allergic to aspirin then it is very likely that the individual might be allergic to ibuprofen 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 ibuprofen or medicine combinations which might have contained ibuprofen.

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 may suggest avoiding the use of medicines you are allergic to.

Also known as Allergy Ibuprofen Pain Killer Radio Immunoabsorbent.

Test Preparation

No special preparation is needed for Allergy Ibuprofen Pain Killer. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Ibuprofen Pain Killer. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.

Understanding your test results

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

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

GenderAge groupsValue
UNISEXAll age groupsIncreased IgE (>100kU/l) is seen if the person is allergic to the specific substance
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