Can you be allergic to allergy medications?

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-04-2011
Can you be allergic to allergy medications?
Sun, 02-02-2014 - 11:13am

I have been taking an allergy medication that seems to break me out in a rash on the back of my arms and on my back. My husband says it is ridiculous because you can't be allergic to allergy medications. But I stop taking it and a few days later my rash clears up but my head is stuff again. I don't know whether it is easier to live with the rash or a stuffy head.

Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Mon, 02-03-2014 - 12:21pm
You can easily be allergic or sensitive to an ingredient in the allergy medication. Not all medications are the same. If you are breaking out in a rash when you are taking it, I would call your doctor if its a prescription and ask them to change your prescription to something else and try that to see if there is a reaction of any kind.
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-26-2014
Thu, 06-26-2014 - 8:18am

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