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What to do if allergic reaction!?

What to do if allergic reaction!?

Allergic Reaction?: Not sure what you mean by allergic reaction. If you are referring to anaphylaxis then epinephrine is the treatment of choice, call 911. Allergic rhinitis is treated with OTC antihistamines, daily intranasal steroid or antihistamine sprays, saline rinses, etc. Allergy shots also an option. Avoidance of triggers is important but see an Allergist first to determine exactly what you are allergic to. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What to do about an allergic reaction to mascara?

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What to do about an allergic reaction to mascara?

Stop using it: When you are allergic to something the best treatment is to avoid it. You can apply some steroid cream such as Hydrocortisone for rash. ...Read more

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What to do if face allergic reaction!?

Unsure: A physician will need to know more about the trigger, nature and severity of the reaction to begin to offer advice. Some severe reactions require immediate epinephrine injection via epipen whereas others can be managed through avoidance strategies or less potent suppressive or as needed medications. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do about an allergic reaction?

What to do about an allergic reaction?

Call your doctor: For mild symptoms i would call your doctor. If there symptoms are severe such as trouble breathing, throat closing, feeling faint you should call 911 and go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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How do you treat an allergic reaction to guacamole?

Treatment varies: Good morning, the treatment for allergic reaction varies whether it is an acute (immediate) or a delayed such as skin rash. Benedryl may relieve itching. Complete avoidance of allergen is important. I have not come across a case of reaction to guacamole yet. ...Read more

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What to take for an allergic reaction to unknown food?

What to take for an allergic reaction to unknown food?

Allergies: It depends on the symptoms? Go to the er if they are bad or you had a previous history of a bad reaction. Don't take a chance. For a mild skin reaction take antihistamines. ...Read more

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What other foods can I be allergic to if allergic to mushrooms? What cross reacts?

What other foods can I be allergic to if allergic to mushrooms?  What cross reacts?

Several: People with mushroom allergy are sometimes prone to something called "oral allergy syndrome" in which they experience oral itching and or rashes around the mouth. This can occur even with exposure to outdoor mold spores. However, several foods have been implicated - interestingly, the common link seems to be those foods that also have molecular similarity to latex. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to anesthesia, what to do?

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Allergic reaction to anesthesia, what to do?

Find out details: It is unclear to which drug you are allergic to. Anesthesia is combination of pain relief, reversible unconsciousness, immobility, and amnesia (forgetting of event). There are many different drug combination that can lead to anesthesia. And many of the drugs are very different from each other. So try to find out what you are allergic to, and have md try alternatives. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat an allergic reaction?

What can you do to treat an allergic reaction?

Depends on severity: Severe allergic reactions (like anaphylaxis) that involve chest/throat symptoms are treated with Epinephrine for immediate relief and oral steroids. Milder allergic reactions that affect skin, nose, eyes are usually treated with antihistamines. The real goal is to identify the trigger, so it can be avoided. An allergist is uniquely trained to diagnose and appropriately treat allergic reactions. ...Read more

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How to know it is food poisoning or an allergic reaction?

How to know it is food poisoning or an allergic reaction?

Food reaction: Food allergy can be associaed with hives, low blood pressure in addition to vomiting and diarrhea and severe carmps. Food poisoning have only GI symptoms. ...Read more

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What happens with an allergic reaction to food?

What happens with an allergic reaction to food?

Often delayed rxn: Foods must generally first be digested, then absorbed into the body so reactions to them are usually delayed and are igg reactions. One often thinks of the peanut allergy that is immediate and deadly which is and ige reaction. The reactions can vary from diarrhea to constipation, skin rashes, joint pains, hair loss and more so testing with a specialty igg blood test is required to "figure it out". ...Read more

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How to tell if I have an allergic reaction to dairy?

How to tell if I have an allergic reaction to dairy?

Timing and symptoms: Dairy or milk allergy is most common in young children and can present as hives, rash, cough, vomiting, diarrhea, flare of eczema or even more severe symptoms. The symptoms will improve when dairy is stopped and return if dairy is reintroduced. An allergist can perform a skin test or order a blood test to confirm your suspicion. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm allergic to shrimp. Can i eat insects?

What to do if i'm allergic to shrimp. Can i eat insects?

Don't quite understand: Your question! If you're allergic to certain foods you just have to avoid them, and not sure what do you literally mean by "eat insects"? You can still avoid them in your diet and lead normal life ...Read more

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How to tell if it's intolerance or an allergic reaction to dairy?

How to tell if it's intolerance or an allergic reaction  to dairy?

Symptoms and test: Dairy reactions can be lactose iintolerance (milk sugar) with symptoms limited to GI tract like crampy abdominal pain, gassiness and diarrhea. Milk skin test is negative. Milk allergy (to milk protein) may have GI symptoms but also rash, hives, swelling, or even anaphylaxis. Milk skin test will be positive. ...Read more

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What to do when you're allergic to fragrances?

What to do when you're allergic to fragrances?

Perfumes: This is a common problem, and is best resolved by using fragrance free body products, including soap, deodorant, lotion and laundry detergent. If you want to wear a perfume, spray it on your clothes not directly on your skin. ...Read more

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Allergic to acetone, what to avoid?

Allergic to acetone, what to avoid?

Polish remover: What you are describing is a possible contact dermatitis. Acetone is most often found in nail polish remover. It is best to avoid all products that contain acetone. ...Read more

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How to know if I have an allergic reaction to alcohol?

How to know if I have an allergic reaction to alcohol?

Couple things: Couple things here-first of all, there are medications well know to interact with alcohol: 'disulfiram reactions'. Common one: Flagyl. I saw this on an airplane; little old lady was beet red after a mixed drink. No harm. Also some people develop nasal congestion - wicked stuffed up - trick is certain drinks bother them, and not others. Or simply exaggerated flushing, such as with Rosacea. See MD. ...Read more

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What happens if allergic to dogs, will you be allergic to cats?

What happens if allergic to dogs, will you be allergic to cats?

Little crossover: Being dog allergic does not guarantee you will allergic to cats. The best way to find out is to expose yourself, perhaps by taking care of someones cat for several days and see what happens. ...Read more

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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

A sensitivity to substances called allergens that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, or gastrointestinal tract. They can be breathed into the ...Read more


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Nutrition (Definition)

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