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Connections: Second Opinion LIVE - Drug Allergies

It's Second Opinion LIVE! Did you have a reaction to penicillin when you were a child, and now have a “Penicillin Allergy” sticker on your medical chart? Have you ever thought about getting re-tested as an adult to see if you are truly allergic?

Our guest, Dr. Allison Ramsey, suggests that there are good personal and public health reasons to be re-tested, and also safe ways. Having an allergy label to antibiotics, local anesthesia, IV contrast and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs all affect the care you receive.

We talk in-depth about drug allergies, and how they affect your health. Our guest:

  • Allison Ramsey, MD, allergy and clinical immunology at Rochester Regional Health, and clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.

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