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Dr. John Chiu
2,479 doctors shared insights

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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I got an epipen (epinephrine) for my bee allergy. Do epipen (epinephrine)'s work?

I got an epipen (epinephrine) for my bee allergy. Do epipen (epinephrine)'s work?

Yes: Epipen (epinephrine) and now the Auvi-Q are both self injectable Epinephrine for use of acute severe allergic reactions. They only don't work if not used appropriately; for example those people who wait too long to use them. Bad outcomes are more likely if there is a delay in use. ...Read more

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Can people have an epinephrine allergy?

Can people have an epinephrine allergy?

Unlikely true allerg: Since Epinephrine and norepinephrine are normally secreted hormones of the body, one is not allergic to it; but, like any drug or medicine, chemical--one may have an adverse reaction (not allergic reaction) to excess amounts for that particular person. ...Read more

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Possible bee, wasp allergy. Should I use epipen (epinephrine) if they bite me?

Possible bee, wasp allergy. Should I use epipen (epinephrine) if they bite me?

If you have had: Significant allergic reactions - then an Epipen (epinephrine) can be life saving. Have you been medically workep up for this? Was the epi-pen prescribed for you? Is the Epipen (epinephrine) within date (not expired)? Do you know how to use an epipen (epinephrine)? In the middle of an anaphlactic reaction is not the time to try to figure it out. ...Read more

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Does epipen (epinephrine) work for cat allergies?

All severe allergies: Epipen (epinephrine) is self injectable Epinephrine and the medication of choice for any severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). It is effective for allergic reactions triggers by pet dander, medications, latex, foods, stinging insects, pollens, etc. An allergist may be able to offer other treatment options in an effort to avoid needing epipen (epinephrine). ...Read more

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How does an epipen (epinephrine) help with allergies?

How does an epipen (epinephrine) help with allergies?

See below: Epi-pens are used to treat serious allergic reactions, anaphylaxis. They are not for treatment of normal allergy symptoms. ...Read more

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Does anyone get sick from epipen (epinephrine) from allergies?

Not really: Use of an Epipen (epinephrine) to treat a serious allergic reaction may cause jitteriness or a headache..But no real serious problems...It's more important to treat the allergic reaction. If you have any kind of heart condition, you might want to discuss this with the dr. Who prescribed it. ...Read more

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I have allergy to bees how do i get an I epipen (epinephrine) ?

I have allergy to bees how do i  get an I  epipen (epinephrine)  ?

Prescription: Talk to your provider about your allergic reaction. If you've never had an EpiPen (epinephrine) before, ask the pharmacist to show you how it works. There is a practice delivery pen that comes with the real device. Practice frequently so it will be reflexive, second-nature if you have to use it in an emergency situation. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Adrenaline (Definition)

Adrenalin(e) / Epinephrine is the hormone produced by the adrenal medulla that speeds and strengths the heart, dilates the airways, and shifts blood flow to the muscles. Often this is in response ...Read more


Dr. Tia Tortoriello
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Epinephrine (Definition)

Epinephrine is a rhythm control agent which is a ...Read more