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What is the emergency treatment for an allergic reaction to shellfish food?

What is the emergency treatment for an allergic reaction to shellfish food?

911: If you have a history of severe shellfish allergy (difficulty breathing, wheezing, nausea, diarhea, full body hives, affecting multisystem) you need an Epipen (epinephrine) but you also need to call 911 to manage the reaction. If your shellfish reaction is mild- ie localized to one non-major system- one bump on lip then antihistamine ( benadryl)and h2 antihistamine (zantac) imnediately. If worsen 911, epipen (epinephrine). ...Read more

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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 is the treatment for allergic reaction to insect bite?

What is the treatment for allergic reaction to insect bite?

Depends: The answer depends on the severity of the allergic reaction. If it is mild- just some redness and itching, an antihistamine, such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help. People who get severe reactions- such as difficulty breathing, or swelling of the mouth, tongue, or throat, should carry an epi-pen, which is injectable epinephrine. ...Read more

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What are treatment for an allergic reaction to insect bite?

What are treatment for an allergic reaction to insect bite?

Depends: Depends on the severity of the reaction on the skin-redness, swwollen, pain. As well as what kind of insect bite. The reaction are varies on different individuals, some are very allergic, some have minor eaction. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is recomended first.But you have pain with swelling then you need to see a doctor for steroids and/or antibiotics ...Read more

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What's a good treatment for allergic reaction from amoxicillin?

What's a good treatment for allergic reaction from amoxicillin?

Depends on reaction: Amoxicillin is a type of penicilin if you have allergic reaction like rash , itching, hives and unexpected swelling of face, lips, tongue.Headaches take 50 mgm of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and it can be repeated every 4 hours and see your doctor asap.Severe reaction may need short corse of corticosteroids diarrhea and abdominal pain are not due to allergy. ...Read more

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I have had a bad allergic reaction to spot treatment. Need some advice?

I have had a bad allergic reaction to spot treatment. Need some advice?

Allergic reaction: I think you need to go back to your treating physician for advice on the next steps and how to treat your symptoms ...Read more

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Are there treatment guidelines for allergic reaction to insect bites?

Insect bites: Treatment will depend on the severity of your condition. It is important to note that no specific antivenom is available to counteract the poison injected by the insect. The majority of problems requiring medical treatment result from the allergic reaction to the sting. Many of the complications from an allergic reaction respond well to various medications-when given in time. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the emergency room treatment for a severe allergic reaction?

Need advice on what is the the emergency room treatment for a severe allergic reaction?

Several: Treatment for a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) is Epinephrine injection, oxygen (if low pulse ox), intravenous fluids (for treating low blood pressure), antihistamines (h1 and h2) by injection or orally, albuterol by nebulizer (if asthma like symptoms), steroids (prednisone by mouth or solumedrol (methylprednisolone) iv), blood pressure support medications and rarely Methylene Blue (for refractory symptoms). ...Read more

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Why do I have a stronger allergic reaction to raw versus cooked shellfish?

Why do I have a stronger allergic reaction to raw versus cooked shellfish?

Shellfish allergy: The cooking process breaks down the allergenic proteins in the shellfish whereas the raw shellfish has 100% of the allergen when ingested. ...Read more

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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more