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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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Severa Allergic rx: Anaphylaxis is a severe systemic allergic reaction that can result in death. Typical triggers include food, sting, and medications.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Overholt
25 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Clinically: Anaphylaxis is usually a clinical diagnosis, which means a history, signs, and symptoms that are consistent with anaphylaxis gives you the diagnosis. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience General Practice
Allergic reaction: Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction. Common symptoms are difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, a rash, skin redness, swelling, shortness ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brant Ward
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Symptoms can vary: Anaphylaxis is a systemic allergic reaction. That is, symptoms occur not just at the site of exposure, but at other parts of the body as well. Sympto ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Call 911 : Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency and needs to be treated immediately. The most effective medication is Epinephrine or Adrenalin and the sooner it i ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience Family Medicine
911 Emergency: Call 911 immediately. Make sure the person is breathing and maintaining an airway. If an Epipen (epinephrine) is available, use it. Know cpr.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
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Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
OAS: I believe you meant to ask if OAS can progress to anaphylaxis? Usually no, but allergic reaction can worsen and progress to be systemic, that depends ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unknown cause: Anaphylaxis is the most severe type of allergic reaction and can be life threatening. Anaphylaxis means that after a thorough evaluation for a cause ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: It may be rare but it does cause it and that is why the injectable form is usually avoided as the oral form can cause allergies first as in allergies ... Read More

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