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Flea bites anaphylaxis

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Anaphylaxis: Anaphylaxis to insect stings has occurred in 3% of adults and can be fatal even on the first reaction. Large local reactions are more frequent but rar ... Read More

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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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Emmert
15 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Those can be a sign of an allergic reaction
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Not really: The only way to know for sure what bit you was to have you see & identify it at the time. The reaction you describe is an arthus reaction, a commo ... 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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Any nut can!: Nut allergy can lead to very serious allergic reactions called anaphylaxis. This has been described for multiple nuts. The most common nut to cause ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Symptoms: Anaphylaxis is a clinical diagnosis that includes 2 or more organ systems. Systems usually are skin (hives, swelling), respiratory (cough, wheeze), G ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Anyone: Anaphylaxis is a life threatening systemic allergic reaction. It can kill. Everyone is a risk for anaphylaxis. If one has suffered anaphylaxis then a ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Anaphylaxis: Is a severe allergic reaction to an agent, food or medication. It is life threatening.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Davidson
17 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
There are a few: Anaphylaxis is the term given to a systemic hypersensitivity reaction. It's where the body's immune system identifies a "harmful" substance and genera ... Read More
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