SULPHA ALLERGY!!!!

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Let me begin Sulpha allergy by a small incident. Long back almost 15 years, Ambu was a tot. She was playing with her amigos in the front courtyard of her house. Meanwhile her mother was calling "Ambu come on in!! Time for you to sleep." It's a very common situation in Ambu's house that everyone used to go to bed by 7.30 quickly having their supper at 6.30pm. Poor Ambu bid bye to her friends and went to sleep. Uff..Nights are younger. Ambu didn't wake up early as usual. Her mother thought "Poor baby..Hope she played restlessly previous night". The motherly love is eternal. But entire scene was reversed. That day Ambu suffered from severe fever followed by vomitings. Ambu's mother who was a teacher using her self medication knowledge gave Paracetamol tablet and left to school. In the noon when she came for lunch she was startled as the temperature hasn't lowered. She immediately fed Ambu with little rice and curd and administered the so called Septran tablet. Ambu popped the pill with a confidence that this time the curing rate is 100%. The next day morning, Ambu was feeling good but her mother was shocked. In a feeling of dismay, she called her husband. Ambu became an antique piece where each and every member in the house were coming to see her all new avatar!!!!! Yes, her face was characterized with redness, lips swollen, eyelids swollen, rashes everywhere!!!! They immediately started to a doctor where the physician said "Ambu is allergic to Sulpha drugs!!!!" End of the story As said in a movie "Picture abhi baakhi hain"..Yes!! The picture of Ambu @ Ambujakshi is none other than ME!! The whole incident happened in my house and it was me who is allergic to sulpha drugs. The word sulpha allergies is used to describe the various adverse drug reactions of Sulpha drugs. Symptoms generally include skin reactions which range from normal allergy to life threatening Stevens-Johnson's syndrome, Blood reactions, Liver and Kidney reactions and sometimes Lung reactions.[1] How is it identified?[1] There is no particular diagnostic test for sulpha allergy. It is known only when the patient administers the medicine. How is it treated?[1] The immediate action to be taken is cessation of the medication. So many times the doctors gives small dose to the patient to check his tolerance levels. If he is well tolerated then the medication is prescribed. THIS BLOG DOES NOT CONTAIN PLAGIARIZED MATERIAL Ref1: http://allergies.about.com/od/medicationallergies/a/sulfa.htm accessed on 31st March 2011. ..

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A.R.Khan's picture

I liked your narration. Your blog is perfect example of using blog space to convey the message instead of journal style presentation. Keep it up.
Sirisha Pingali's picture

We almost are in Ugadi season and Sir, Your comment accounts to me. Thank you very much!! I like to keep up your expectation in my forthcoming blogs too!!!

Sirisha Pingali

http://www.pharmainfo.net/sirisha

Viswanadha Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

www.vnips.edu.in

Gangadhar Hari's picture

Im really fortunate to have a team mate like you sirisha. An excellent way of presentation. Keep it up
Sirisha Pingali's picture

Thank you gangadhar for the valuable comment. :)

Sirisha Pingali

http://www.pharmainfo.net/sirisha

Viswanadha Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

www.vnips.edu.in

Aarti Chandak's picture

Dear Ambu.......... Nice presentation........as we have studied sulpha drugs in syllabus but we wont remeber its adv effect, I thimk by ur story its imposible to forget this.

Aarti chandak

Sirisha Pingali's picture

Aarti Thank you for the valuable comment.

Sirisha Pingali

http://www.pharmainfo.net/sirisha

Viswanadha Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

www.vnips.edu.in

Prof. J. Vijaya Ratna's picture

Sirisha Your narration is really excellent. This way of presentation, aims to convey a message through kindling the human interest side of a issue. And usually it is well taken and people remember it well. Well done. Vijaya Ratna
Sirisha Pingali's picture

Madam Thank you for sparing a second to go through my blog. Yeah i agree with you. Even i am interested in reading such stories especially it is more appealing to present a "live" incident. I believe it is the best way of picking up nerves of the readers. Thank you once again for the valuable comment!

Sirisha Pingali

http://www.pharmainfo.net/sirisha

Viswanadha Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

www.vnips.edu.in

Siva Mavuduru's picture

Dear Sirisha Your work is excellent But let me know the climax of the picture. How long it took for you to recover? and when did this happen?
Sirisha Pingali's picture

Thank you ganesh for the valuable comment. Well the recovery part is another story i must say!!! Seeing the avatar, the doctor might have given me some medication which i obviously not able to know because i was 6 that time. Every thing was fine but i had a really bad redness and some allergic reaction on my right eyelid. It took long time to heal forming a black sanative. Again my mother who is the "Creator" of the whole scene accidentally striked me at the same point leading to the removal of the black itchy covering leaving a perm scar on the eye.

Sirisha Pingali

http://www.pharmainfo.net/sirisha

Viswanadha Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

www.vnips.edu.in

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