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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Torre
50 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Serious allergy: Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may even cause death typically the reaction is to a food, drug or hymenoptera ( ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience in 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 in 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Severe reaction: Anaphylaxis is a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction, usually to a defined trigger (insect sting, medication, food). The reaction usually affec ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
No answer: The question makes no sense. Try again with a specific question including the details.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: There have been well documented cases of severe urticarial reactions resulting in death after contact with poison ivy.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Menchell
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Hay fever reactions?: While it is possible to see a variety of symptoms with seasonal allergies, such as sneezing, nasal congestion, eye redness, swelling and wheezing, a t ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
A support system: If you have anaphylaxis you are at risk for life-threatening allergic episodes that can strike suddenly & without warning. You may need assistance fin ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Neither: Thiis is a reflex that occurs occasionally after surgery due to irritation of the larynx. It causes "roaring disease"in horses when they eat a plant t ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in 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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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Alot; see your MD: Anaphylaxis is a potentially life ending allergic reaction to food, drug, stings and other entities. The symptoms of asnaphylaxis include: itchy eyes, ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience in Dermatology
Not usually: Not usually but if the exposure is intense enough it is possible. Perhaps an allergist in healthtap can chime in with more information?
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Ostro
48 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Very rare: According to fda data less than 1% of individuals develop urticaria (hives) or anaphylaxis with citalopram. Citalopram can be ruled out as the cause o ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
Anaphylaxis: Throat tightening, tongue swelling respiratory distress and shock
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
25 years experience in Pediatrics
Not always: Hives as a symptom along the continuium of allergic reactions. The concern is that the next time they are exposed to this allergen they may react mor ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience in Dermatology
Yes, it's possible: It is certainly possible.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Evaluation: Check with your doc and discuss blood allergy testing such as immunocap.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Allergy testing: Only physicians trained in the specialty of allergy, asthma ; immunology are trained in a monitored situation during residency to perform skin testing ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: Food allergic reactions are mediated by the ige allergic antibody. Reactions mediated by metabolic factors occur without an ige antibody, so an aller ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Not usually: Solar urticaria is not usually associated with anaphylaxis but cold urticaria may. Perhaps extensive exposure can cause problem but most people would ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Overholt
25 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
In vivo veritas: Testing does not measure severity as much as probability. Severity is what happens in a real world exposure. If your reaction was severe, then it i ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in 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 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
Possible: Possible but somewhat rare. What is more likely is an adverse effect of Fluconazole - the difference is an allergic reaction is an escalating immune r ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Allergies: Skin testing for allergies is used to identify the substances that are causing your allergy symptoms. It is often performed by applying an extract of ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael DePietro
34 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Not usually: Not usually, however very heavy exposure to the inciting agent or very severe responses can cause severe lung injury and result even in respiratory fa ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Bad things happening: Anaphylaxis is a potentially life-ending allergic reaction. Parts of the body involved: skin, heart & respiratory & digestive systems. In anaphylaxis ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neal Jain
Dr. Neal Jain answered
21 years experience in Pediatric Allergy
Possible...: Short answer, yes. It is common for juvederm to cause swelling and redness at the site of injection. It is also common to have itching associated wi ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in 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
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
29 years experience in 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Local: Most sting reactions cause local symptoms: swelling, itchiness, redness. Very rarely can one see a patient develop systemic allergic reaction.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Most severe allergy: Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction affecting many organs at once. Most serious is swelling shutting off movement of air through the windpipe & ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Less common: Diarrhea can occur in anaphylaxis but it is a less common symptom.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience in 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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brant Ward
12 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes and No: Allergies to specific triggers, like peanuts, shrimp, dust mites, etc., are not inherited from one generation to the next. However, the general state ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Anaphylaxis: Epinephrine is the only proven effective treatment for anaphylaxis. There is no data to support any benefit from h1/h2 antihistamines or steroids. We ... Read More
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A 79-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
30 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Untreated anaphylaxis is survivable, but the rate is much lower than with appropriated treatment
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Depends on cause: A/u due to bee, hornet, wasp, fire ant sting can be cured with allergy shots. The patient gets the venom causing a/u in a series of injections. When t ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
Allergic lip: Apply cold packs, benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream, and cortaid. Take 25 mg benadryl (diphenhydramine) every 5 hours for 3 doses.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
No interaction: I have had anaphylaxis to penicillin so i can't take anything with b-lactam. Florinef (fludrocortisone) has no relation to penicillin. Discuss it with ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience in Emergency Medicine
The amount: Absorbed depends on the amount dissolved. But i wouldn't worry too much. Is there a reason you worry about anaphylaxis? Have you ever experienced? ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Can't tell: Mosquito anaphylaxis is rare but cannot be totally ruled out with the next bite. Right now, you have mainly localized albeit huge reactions and high d ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. R. Keith Hill
21 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Poss food allergy: The symptoms of anaphylaxis can begin as swelling of the head and neck area, tightness in the throat or chest, rash or flushing, or hoarseness (among ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: "unlikely" because an aphorism in medicine is "never say never" but highly unlikely as the stuff returned to you is the stuff that was removed minus s ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Anahylaxis: Depending on the cause of your anaphylaxis, you should avoid the trigger. You need to see an allergist and get tested. If your anaphylaxis is adiopath ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Fish allergy: You can substitute chicken or turkey as your source of protein instead of fish.

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