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Anaphylactic Reaction Treatment
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
It would be possible: For people to have allergic reactions to pretty much any type of stinging insect. ...Read more
If someone has an anaphylactic reaction and no epi pen is readily available, can Benedryl be used while waiting for EMS to arrive?
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
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
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