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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 (epinephrine) might be prescribed. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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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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How can I treat an allergic reaction?

How can I treat an allergic reaction?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Immediately stop eating the food you think is causing the problem. Take liquid or dissolving Diphenhydramine (benadryl). If your reaction is worse: cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness, difficulty breathing, hives all over your body, swelling of lips and tongue, etc., then you need to use your Epinephrine autoinjector (epipen, twinject) and go to the nearest emergency room. ...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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Could i get the same allergic reaction?

Could i get the same allergic reaction?

Yes.: The nature of allergy is that repeat exposure results in repeat, and often more exaggerated, response. There is always the question of whether the initial reaction was true allergy or something else like irritant response or drug side effect. Another important aspect of allergy is "cross-reactivity", which occurs when similarly structured molecules (eg drugs in the same family) are recognized. ...Read more

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How do I figure out my allergic reaction?

How do I figure out my allergic reaction?

Allergic reaction: Allergic reactions can be quite varied. A visit to the allergist can help determine what is triggering your reaction and the best way to manage it. ...Read more

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What's an allergic reaction to cheap metal?

What's an allergic reaction to cheap metal?

Often to nickel: The skin can get red itchy and bumpy...Stop wearing it and if not severe(or infected) try cortisone cream(not benadryl) and avoid the jewelry..If it happens with several pieces, bring them to an allergist with a description of the reaction(and maybe picures). The testing can often be done. ...Read more

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What should an allergic reaction look like?

Depands where: On skin like hives, on tongue swollen, lips swollen, in lungs wheezing and cannot breath. ...Read more

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What drugs mostly cause an allergic reaction?

What drugs mostly cause an allergic reaction?

Drug reactions: The most common drug allergic reactions are to antibiotics like penicillin and sulfa. The second most common drug allergic reactions are Aspirin and nsaids such as ibuprofen. It is also very common for narcotics (morphine, codeine, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) etc) to cause itching and hives. ...Read more

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How does your body have an allergic reaction?

How does your body have an allergic reaction?

IgE antibody: When the body is exposed to an allergen (once or more likely many times), the body can respond by making the antibody ige. On re-exposure, the ige that is attached to mast cells present in the nose, skin, and lungs, degranulates and releases chemical mediators like histamine that leads to the symptoms of an allergic reaction like sneezing, itching, congestion, and swelling. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to a substance such as latex?

Allergic reaction to a substance such as latex?

Possible: Latex allergy definitely occurs. People with latex allergy often get rash, itching, or swelling at sites of latex contact like the hands after wearing gloves or the genitals after use of a latex condom. Sometimes lip and mouth reactions can occur with balloons. People can also have reactions to the powder in powdered latex gloves that may carry latex particles. ...Read more

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How to know if my baby had a allergic reaction?

How to know if my baby had a allergic reaction?

Look for signs: Though s/he can't tell you in words, watch for signs of itching: rubbing her cheeks into your neck or shoulder, crankiness, fussiness and crying without an obvious source. Redness, hives, rashes. Look for puffiness of the face, eyelids, cheeks. Food allergy may trigger vomiting, coughing, and wheezing. If s/he becomes lethargic, or floppy - do not delay: call 911. ...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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Can you tell me have i had an allergic reaction?

Can you tell me have i had an allergic reaction?

Vague question: but allergic reaction is usually but not always associated with itching and the external surface of the body including the skin, gut, lung, nose . When severe , it can be life-threatening (anaphylaxis). If you need more information, you will need to ask more specific questions. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat an allergic reaction?

How can I effectively treat an allergic reaction?

Medicines: It depends on the symptoms and the severity of the reaction. Severe reactions require immediate treatment. Mild reactions may respond to over the counter allergy medicines. Avoiding the trigger is also important. See an allergist for continuing or recurrent problems. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction, how to find out what it was to?

See Allergist: An allergist is specifically trained and uniquely qualified to identify the causes of allergic reactions. The process includes a detailed history of exposures including timing, an examination, and frequently allergy testing. Allergists love solving these allergy puzzles! ...Read more

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I wish to know what to take for a allergic reaction?

Treating allergies: A true allergic reaction that is not severe will respond to antihistaines. More severe reaction require more sophistacted treatment from an md or do. Avoiding what causes the allergy is always the first step. ...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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How to deal with an allergic reaction in a classroom?

How to deal with an allergic reaction in a classroom?

Not enough info.: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

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