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The Health Care Blog: No Quick Fix for the Culture of Prescribing that Drives Medication Overload

In my mid-twenties, I was twice prescribed the common antihistamine Benadryl for allergies. However, my body’s reaction to the drug was anything but common. Instead of my hives fading, they erupted all over my body and my arms filled with extra fluid until they were almost twice normal size. I subsequently described my experience to a new allergist, who dismissed it as “coincidence.”

Posted on April 26, 2019 and filed under The Health Care Blog.