UK Allergy testing and treatment for drug, anaesthetic and medication allergies. morphine-type opiates – morphine, pethidine and codeine; aspirin-related.
Occasionally when it is vital that a Penicillin-allergic person receives Penicillin, then “Rush” Penicillin Immunotherapy or desensitisation may be undertaken in a hospital ITU unit. This involves injecting the person with penicillin, starting with minute traces and every few minutes doubling the dose until a state of Penicillin tolerance is achieved and they can then safely be administered full dosages of penicillin. This is obviously a dangerous procedure, but when the health risks of the disease outweigh the allergy, it may become necessary.
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