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anaphylaxis vs anaphylactic shock

A 31-year-old male asked:
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Yes they can: Any surrounding allergen is rejected by the body, and sometimes the rejection might cause an anaphylactic shock
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Some tips: When you have trouble breathing due to obstruction in the tongue or throat swelling or airway obstruction (asthma), when you are fainting due to low ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Bad stuff : Anaphylaxis causes dilatation & leaking of blood vessels. That causes swelling of membranes, particularly in the respiratory tracy. This compromises ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Fast: It takes seconds to minutes.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Similar: They are similar, but the word "shock" suggests that the reaction has progressed in severity.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Uncommon: Anaphylaxis to cephalosporins is an uncommon event. Among patients with penicillin allergy estimates of allergic reactions to cephalosporins range fro ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Overholt
25 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: Anaphylaxis is usually caused by stinging insects, foods, or medications. Spring allergens in the U.S. Are usually tree pollens. A systemic reaction ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
IgE mediated: Type 1 hypersensitivity is an immediate, ige-mediated reaction to a trigger (food, insect sting, etc.).
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Rare: Its very uncommon, but possible.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
47 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Shock essentialy is very low BP and no urine output.And usually unconciousness this could be due to weakness of heart muscle (cardiogenic), severe de ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Rare: There are a few case reports in the literature for both adults and children with documented anaphylactic reactions to macrolides. Overall this class o ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Good point: Adrenaline ideally stops the progression of anaphylaxis, but once you are going through an anaphylactic reaction, it is hard to draw on your inner sto ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
No: They are 2 very different crises. Both are potentially lethal. I hope you never have to find out what they are like. Why are you taking mtx?
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Increasingly common: Immediate allergic reactions to quinolones have increased over the past 20 years largely due to increased use. In spain they're the 3rd most common ca ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Many causes: Severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) can be from stinging insects, foods, medications, latex, allergy shots, exercise, and idiopathic (about 1/3 of ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: There have been well documented cases of severe urticarial reactions resulting in death after contact with poison ivy.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Very different: Anaphylaxis is an acute allergic reaction. Sepsis is due to infection. These are two very different medical conditions.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Severe reaction: An anaphylactic reaction is an allergic reaction to a trigger such as a food (peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish) or stinging insect (wasp, honeybee, etc.) ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
29 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
No: These are two separate entities. It is often difficult to identify the cause of chronic hives, and less often for anaphylaxis. But unlike some other a ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Limited use: The value of an Epipen (epinephrine) is its ability to help block a tragic evolving allergic reaction and provide time for a person to reach urgent fo ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Diabetes: I am not aware of anaphylaxis causing diabetes.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: An allergic reaction usually occurs within 20 mins after exposure to an inhaled allergen but it may occur as late as 2 hrs with food allergy and 6-8 h ... Read More
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