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Edit Allergy Information (self-entered)

There are two ways to access the Edit Allergy Information (self-entered) screen. You can select the pencil icon from the View Allergy Information (self-entered) screen or select the Edit button while viewing the details of an Allergy record on the View Allergy Information (self-entered) screen.

edit pencil button

Or

edit button

With the Edit Allergy Information (self-entered) screen, you can edit all the information that you previously entered. You cannot edit any Allergy information from your VA electronic health record.

The input fields for self-entered Allergies are described below. Some of these fields are required and some are optional. The required fields are indicated by an asterisk symbol (*).

You must select the Save button for your changes to be recorded. If you select Cancel, any changes you made will not be saved. After you select Save or Cancel you will be taken back to the View Allergy Information (self-entered) screen. The Reset button will return the fields to the original values before any changes were made. If for some reason the system is not able to process your entry, the page will refresh with a message explaining what must be done to proceed.

Using this Page

Allergy * (Required) - Use this field to enter the name of the allergy, sensitivity or reaction. You may enter up to 50 characters in this space.

Date * (Required) - You must enter a date to identify this record. Select a date by clicking on the calendar icon. The calendar icon will open a pop-up window with a selectable calendar. By selecting a date in the calendar, the date field will be automatically set and you may continue filling out the form.

Severity - Select the appropriate severity of this allergic reaction from the drop down box as Severe, Moderate, or Mild. You can also leave this field blank.

Diagnosed? - Has this allergy been clinically diagnosed by a medical professional? Select either Yes or No from the drop down box. You can also leave this field blank.

Reaction - Enter a brief description of your allergic reaction in this field. You can enter up to 255 characters.

Comments - This is where you can enter any additional thoughts you had about this particular allergy record. You may enter up to 255 characters.

Save - You must select this button to save the entry.

Reset - This button returns the fields to the original values before any changes were made.

Cancel - This button returns you to the View Allergy Information (self-entered) screen without saving any changes.