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Add a Custom Allergy

The Kareo EHR allergen database includes medications and medication components only; therefore, if you need to add a food or environmental allergen, create a custom allergy. Note that custom allergens are not included in drug-allergy interaction checking.

Navigate to Patient Chart / Allergies

  1. Enter the first 2–3 letters of the patient's name in the top navigation bar search box.
  2. Click to select the patient from the auto-populated results. The patient's chart / Face Sheet  opens.
  3. Click Allergies in the left menu. The Allergies page opens.

Add a Custom Allergy

  1. Click + Allergy at the top right. The New Allergen window opens.
  2. Start typing the allergen; a message will appear stating that the allergen is not in the database. Click Custom Allergen to add it to the database.
  3. Enter information for the allergen and click Save or Save & Add Another.
  1. Reaction(s): Start typing the reaction; a list will appear from which to choose. If the reaction is not in the list, simply enter it. Repeat for each reaction.
  2. Allergy severities: Select the severity from the drop-down menu.
  3. Date of Onset: Enter a date when the allergy began, if known.
  4. Comments: Enter any notes, if desired.


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