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What is the treatment for an anaphylactic reaction to tree nuts like pecans?

What is the treatment for an anaphylactic reaction to tree nuts like pecans?

Epinephrine, 911: People with nut allergy should always have an Epinephrine auto-injector and be versed in its indications and usage. Epinephrine is the first line treatment for anaphylaxis and its use in the field should always be followed by evaluation in an emergency room. Studies have repeatedly shown that delayed administration of Epinephrine is the number one predictor for bad outcomes in anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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What is involved with desensitization therapy when one's reaction to bee stings is anaphylaxis?

What is involved with desensitization therapy when one's reaction to bee stings is anaphylaxis?

Venom allergy shots: Venom immunotherapy (venom shots) is recommended for patients with systemic reactions such as anaphylaxis to stinging insects. Once testing has determined which stinging insects someone is allergic to, gradually increasing doses of venom are injected in the allergists office according to varying schedules. Once the maintenance dosage is reached injections are generally given every 4 to 8 weeks. ...Read more

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Can anaphylaxis go away on its own, without emergency treatment?

Can anaphylaxis go away on its own, without emergency treatment?

No: True anaphylaxis is a life threatening emergency by definition. There are other forms of allergy that are less serious, and some are called "anaphylactoid" but true anaphylaxis requires emergency treatment. ...Read more

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Can a person have anaphylaxis and survive without medical treatment (presuming medical treatment isn't available)?

Can a person have anaphylaxis and survive without medical treatment (presuming medical treatment isn't available)?

Yes: A person can survive. Death is usually from cardiac arrest, which is caused by the body's reaction to the trigger. Normal physiological "breaks" will reverse the reaction, but anaphylaxis is deadly because cardiac arrest can occur before the "breaks" go into effect. Even if survived, the next anaphylactic reaction to the same trigger can be even more exaggerated and the luck may run out ...Read more

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What could cause an anaphylactic reaction to horses?

What could cause an anaphylactic reaction to horses?

Allergy: Individuals can develop antibodies that activate inflammatory cells when the antibody binds to materials from horses. It can occur with even very small amount of horse exposure. Why individuals develop the antibodies is likely due to ones genes, environmental exposure and time of life when the exposure occurs. ...Read more

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Can you have an anaphylactic reaction to a sweat bee?

Can you have an anaphylactic reaction to a sweat bee?

It would be possible: For people to have allergic reactions to pretty much any type of stinging insect. ...Read more

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How long would you stay in the hospital after having an anaphylactic reaction?

Depends on severity: Most anaphylactic reactions would not require hospitalization unless symptoms were not responding to therapy. Most patients with a severe reaction should be observed in the er for at least 4-6 hours. ...Read more

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Does having a large localized reaction (gets worse each time) to insect stings mean I'm at risk for severe or anaphylactic reaction?

Does having a large localized reaction (gets worse each time) to insect stings mean I'm at risk for severe or anaphylactic reaction?

Controversial: Usually a large local reaction to insect stings is not considered significant enough to warrant venom immunotherapy. Although one cannot be certain as to whether an increasingly larger reaction to each subsequent sting would eventually lead to anaphylaxis, it is prudent to carry an epinephrine autoinjector just in case. ...Read more

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What can cause an anaphylactic reaction?

What can cause an anaphylactic reaction?

Many things: Any allergen can provoke anaphylaxis in a highly allergic person. Various foods, medications, insect venoms, and sometimes airborne allergens can trigger anaphylaxis. If you have symptoms that you think represent anaphylaxis, you should discuss your concerns with an allergist. ...Read more