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If i am having an allergic reaction to peanuts what can i take in the meantime until i go to the doc

A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Zantac: If you are having an allergic reaction to peanuts.. You need to be in the er (period). Peanuts are highly allogenic and a reaction could be fatal. Tre ... Read More
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Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Epi pen: Usually it depends on what kind of allergy you have, if you had anaphylaxis which involves breathing trouble, wheezing or throat swelling you have to ... Read More
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Epi, antihistamines: If there is a history of anaphylaxis (facial or throat swelling, or collapse within an hr or 2 after ingestion) immediate medical attention is lifesav ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
There is: Nothing over the counter. You will have to wait until you see the doc again, sorry.
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on severity : Could use small amount of hydrocortisone under pach before application. Let it dry thoroughly before applying patch. Also rotate spots. Also most of ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
27 years experience Family Medicine
What dust?: What kind of a room are you talking about. There shouldn't be dust in the air after the surfaces are cleaned, unless you're in a peanut butter factory ... Read More
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Dr. Linda Green
44 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Varies: Depends on the size of the particles and air currents in the room etc. You may need to clean a few times. An air cleaner may also help. Also depends o ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Several symptoms: True allergic reactions to peanuts usually occur within a few minutes of ingestion (occasionally after 1-2 hours) and may include hives, shortness of ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
If severe: Blue lips and nail beds suggests cyanosis, which could be signs of a severe allergic reaction. If this were the case, one would be severely ill with ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Wears off: This is a deadly allergic reaction and it is important that the causative agent be gone from you system or else a repeat attack can occur. The epi pen ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
44 years experience Integrative Medicine
Eye swelling: Allergies can cause mild swelling around the eyes. This is usually associated with mild irritation and itching. Pustular secretions, significant pai ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
PROBABLY, but...: Your 'allergy' to an antibiotic as an infant may not have been a true allergy e.g. What was the reaction? Rash? Or other reaction? The 'allergy' may ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Rash/spots: It would be extremely unusual for for the rashes to be related to thyroid. You MUST bring this to the attention of your doctor.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
42 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Try epsom salt rinse: Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) facial rinse each day helps many people with intractable rosacea.
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