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Can a person be allergic to epinephrine

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Lohanswered
Cardiology 50 years experience
No, but sensitive: Epinephrine, or adrenalin, is a normal stress hormone in your body so you cannot be, strictly defined, allergic. But you certainly can be sensitive t... Read More
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Unusual: But can rarely occur. Usually the allergy is to a compound in the medication.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
No: Most likely you developed side effects from it, such as palpitations and tremors and may be headache. These are common and resolve within a few minute... Read More
Dr. Sudhir Bansal
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 76 years experience
Epinephrine allergy: Symptoms you mention are effects experienced not benificial to you but accompany the effects one is desiring this is not allergy to the medicine but i... Read More
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Unlikely: It is unlikely for anyone to be allergic to Epinephrine as it is present in all of us. Commonly, people develop a rapid heart beat, and tremors follow... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
No: Although some people can get shaking and a pounding heart- however this is just what its mechanism of action is when the dose is high enough.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Epipen (epinephrine): If expired, it may not work and if you are facing a dire situation, it is not the best scenario as it may jeapordize the patient's life.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 36 years experience
No cure: Epinephrine will block some of the acute inflammatory reactions and is therfore a temporary rescue to an allergic reaction. If this is not coupled wit... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Doctor: Epipens (epinephrine) require prescriptions, so you should talk to your pcp about your concern and obtain a prescription.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Impossible: You cannot be allergic to epinephrine. That is impossible. Your body makes Epinephrine naturally and it is necessary to survive. You cannot be Epin... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Breen
Dr. Christopher Breenanswered
General Practice 10 years experience
Bee allergy: It depends on the reaction you have to a bee sting. If your throat starts to swell and it becomes difficult to breath; i would definitely recommend c... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Probably not: One of the biggest problems in managing anaphylaxis is that patients deny their symptoms and don't use their epi putting them at great risk. There is ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Does not: Epinephrine is not useful for itching, it is more for internal reactions such as bronchospasm. For severe itching oral ntihstamnies, cold compresses a... Read More
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