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A 36-year-old male asked:

How fast do the symptoms of anaphylaxis worsen under influence of alcohol and tobacco use?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
LIkely quickly: The most urgent issues for anaphylaxis are breathing problem and shock. Since alcohol dilates the blood vessels , it will take even more volume to keep your circulation going. As anaphylaxis often causes a reduction in blood volume , alcohol may make the problem worse. As for smoking, it is not a problem but why would you be smoking anyway?
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