A 49-year-old female asked:
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Am i allergic to epinephrine.

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
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 minutes and are not an allergic reaction.
Answered on Jan 26, 2018
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