A 29-year-old member asked:
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babysitter was just told another kid in her care has anaphylactoid reactions. should we worry?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not contagious: Neither anaphylactic nor anaphylactoid reactions are contagious. They are idiosyncratic responses of individuals' immune systems to foreign substances introduced into the body. They are not infections.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012
Dr. Manav Singla
22 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Anaphylaxis or similar reactions are not contagious. So no worry.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012
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