January 2018Happy New Year
No allergy shots will be given in Issaquah Friday January 12
No allergy shots will be given in Seattle Monday January 15
Do you have a childhood history of penicillin "allergy"
Many patients report being told they cannot take penicillin due to rash in childhood often without a clear history. There is testing available to determine whether you are allergic to penicillin. Dr. Christie can review whether this testing is appropriate for you. At your appointment a full history and examination will be performed. If appropriate, a follow p appointment wil be made to evaluate for penicillin sensitivity
Allergy Shot Patients
This is a reminder to allergy shot patients that an allergy shot can be associated with a severe allergic reaction. Such a reaction can occur even if you have been on shots for a few years. Most reactions occur immediately after a shot. For this reason you need to remain in the clinic under observation for at least 20- 30 minutes after each injection so that an adverse reaction can be treated immediately. Symptoms can occur very rapidly and be life threatening