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My wife had sushi for dinner last nite today she has wrist & knee pain with a rash. Could this be allergic reaction. Is a doctor visit recommended?

My wife had sushi for dinner last nite today she has wrist & knee pain with a rash.  Could this be allergic reaction. Is a doctor visit recommended?

Doctor visit needed: Schedule an appointment with an immunologist. Get a thorough list of ingredients in the sushi she ate. Joint swelling and pain is not a typical allergic reaction (type i hsr). Blood and skin testing might be warranted and an Epipen might be prescribed. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more


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I believe I'm having an allergic reaction to something I ate yesterday. I had sushi for the first time and now my body is covered in hives all over, including my legs, chest, stomach, neck and arms. I took two Benadryl yesterday and they cleared up but no

I believe I'm having an allergic reaction to something I ate yesterday. I had sushi for the first time and now my body is covered in hives all over, including my legs, chest, stomach, neck and arms. I took two Benadryl yesterday and they cleared up but no

Sushi: Allergy or any seafood allergy is common,even if you ate it before,sushi and other eastern seafood contain many unknown ingredients,better to avoid eating it again, keep an antihistaminic as cetirizine or loratadine handy case you develop a reaction again,be cautious when eating food with unknown ingredients, you might want to see an allergist if the problem continues,check aaaai.org or acaai.org ...Read more

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What is the worst thing that could happen due to an allergic reaction?

Anaphylaxis: The most severe reaction that can occur after repeated exposure to something you are allergic to is called anaphylaxis. This rare but sudden condition causes itchy welts (hives), followed by wheezing, shortness of breath, and occasionally, swelling of the tongue or throat. Without treatment, swelling of the tongue or throat can sometimes worsen and block the airway. ...Read more

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What causes light sensativity during an allergic reaction?

What causes light sensativity during an allergic reaction?

Allergic reaction: Different eye structures are affected in the course of allergic reaction. Increased tear production, conjuctival swelling may cause your eyes react differently to light than when the eye is doing well. ...Read more

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What is an allergic reaction?

What is an allergic reaction?

An altered reaction: The roots of "allergy" are from greek "allos" (different) and "ergos" (action). So, an allergic reaction is a "different" (from normal) reaction. The reaction occurs to an allergen. An allergen can be a pollen (ragweed), food (peanut), animal (dust mite or bee venom), or other foreign substances. Symptoms occur due to histamine and other chemicals and cause sneezing, runny nose, etc. ...Read more

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Recently my allergic reaction to foods are getting worse, what could cause this?

Recently my allergic reaction to foods are getting worse, what could cause this?

Get another opinion: Allergy to foods manifests as hives. The reaction will be about the same each time. If your reaction is something other than hives there is probably some other cause. If you have not yet seen a dermatologist you should do so. Most people who claim to be allergic to a food will have no reaction when given this food under medical observation. If you have hives you need to learn how to use antihistsa ...Read more

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What causes a sudden allergic reaction to a medication that has been taken for many years?

What causes a sudden allergic reaction to a medication that has been taken for many years?

Uncertain: Nobody knows why for sure but even though one may be taken the same medication, one's genes do change constantly and thus the genetic evolution may alter your immune response to the drug. Another possibility is that during an infection, particularly viral, one's immune response is heightened making one more likely to become allergic to a drug. These are just some of my thoughts yet to be proven. ...Read more

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How can I handle a severe unknown allergic reaction?

How can I handle a severe unknown allergic reaction?

See an allergist: An allergist is specialty trained and uniquely qualified to assess and treat severe allergic reactions. Even if the cause is not currently known, an allergist can assist in finding the cause and preventing another reaction. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an allergic reaction?

What sort of problem is an allergic reaction?

Immunologic: An allergic reaction is the body's immunologic response to a substance (typically a protein) that it determines is "foreign." the body's th2 type of t cells interacts with b cells that produce ige antibodies. When ige antibodies that are present on mast cells subsequently encounter the allergen, the mast cell releases histamine and other chemical mediators that lead to the symptoms of allergy. ...Read more

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What is causing my allergic reaction?

Why allergists exist: Finding & treating the cause of allergic reactions is the main function of an allergist. A solid understanding of the immune system is required, so that immunology goes hand in hand. Timing, prevalence of various causes, location, description, examination, associated factors, family history and finally testing enables allergists to identify the culprit, if one is present; treatment is pt-centered. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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