A 55-year-old member asked:
what is the difference between an allergic reaction and an anaphylactic reaction? do you need epipen (epinephrine) for both?
1 doctor answer
Dr. John Overholt answered
25 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Degree: Anaphylaxis is a systemic allergic reaction where Epinephrine treatment is critical. Local allergic reactions like sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes or hives don't require epinephrine.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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