Allergic Reactions & Chemotherapy (Chemo Care)
Explains allergic reactions associated with the use of chemotherapy
drugs and IV contrast dyes. Describes the types of allergic (hypersensitivity)
reactions and associated symptoms. Symptoms covered include hives (urticaria),
swelling, itching (pruritis), flushing, rash and anaphylaxis, among others.
Addresses issues of prevention, symptom management and treatment. Urges
immediate medical attention and contact of physician if you feel your
are having allergic reactions brought on by chemotherapy treatments.