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Old 06-03-2005, 09:42 AM   #1
irys irys is offline
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allergic to most antibiotics

Everytime I go to a new doctor for something and they ask "do you have any allergies to medicines?" I always have to laugh.

The only thing my doctors and I have found I can take are sulfa drugs. erythromycin, terramycin, penicillin, tetracycline, .. I even think there's another. The looks I get from doctors is pretty priceless. Most of them resort to scratching their heads and saying "Let me go get my prescription book - be right back."

Each of these medicines cause me to break out in hives all over, and usually put me right to sleep. Needless to say, I fight most infections/colds and stuff on my own.


Anyone have any idea what might have caused this? Am I just hypersensitive?
Thanks