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Severe allergic reaction anaphylactic shock

A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Drug allergy: Many types of symptoms can be attributed to drug reactions from very mild to severe.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Go to hospital now: It's not worth risk of having someone find you unconscious or worse yet, dead. So if you've had an anaphylactic reaction in past, go to hospital now. ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Can't tell: Until you can identify the cause, it can come on at any time - fast and furious. Even if you have identify the cause, inadvertent exposure to the foo ... Read More
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Is it anaphylaxis?: You tell us that you had an anaphylactic reaction, but experience has shown that not every person who claims to have undergone such a reaction actuall ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shadia Constantine
Specializes in Internal Medicine
YES: An anaphylactic reaction develops within seconds to minutes after taking the substance you are allergic to. I hope this reassures you.
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
You didn't mention: The time lapse, at any rate severe IgE mediated reactions would take place within an hour of ingestion, after that time period, reactions like rashes ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Anaphylaxis risk : Unless you have already experienced a severe systemic allergic response, otherwise kniwn as anaphylaxis, your risk of having a life-threatening reacti ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Berson
37 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Fear of anaphylaxis: Severe anaphylaxis can be very frightening. People often describe a sense of impending doom or thinking that they are going to die during the event. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not common: But can happen, usually if it is the first time on the drug, takes time to be sensitized, drug allergy is a complex and tricky subject. Trust you stop ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Duane Gels
36 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Aint' easy sometimes: Be skeptical of reactions to vitamins. It's really rare. Get a wise allergist who you trust to really go through your story. Look at it with open eyes ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: and better not to take any antihistamine prophylactically to prevent possibe severe allergic reaction to any suspected food that would cause allergy, ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
BiDil: A combination pill: hydralazine/isosorbide dinitrate (bidil).
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Anaphylaxis: How fast can you die from an anaphylaxis allergic reaction? ANS: 1 minute or so if heart stops. But usually closer to 30 min-1 hr if swelling involve ... Read More

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