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Symptomatically: First you need to know what symptoms constitute an "anaphylactoid" reaction and be sure that it is not a systemic reaction, really anaphylaxis. "toid" reactions may be able to be treated symptomatically, while "ic" reactions need adrenalin. An answer in this case depends on what are the circumstances. ...Read more
Friend on facebook just diagnosed with anaphylactoid reactions. In my country we never heard that term. Is that something new?
Anaphylactoid: This is the exact same reaction as anaphylaxis with the only difference being that "true" anaphylaxis is caused by an allergic antibody (ige) reaction to a foreign substance whereas anaphylactoid reactions have all the same symptoms but are not caused by an allergic antibody (ige) reaction. Both are treated the same way....Epinephrine. ...Read more
Irrelevant: Anaphylactic and anaphylactoid reactions can be life threatening, so cost is not a logical consideration. Prompt treatment by a professional is necessary. The exact nature of the treatment will depend on the cause of the reaction. ...Read more
When I was little, my dad had anaphylactoid reactions. My mom used to worry about it. Can you tell me if we still need to worry now that he is older?
OK to worry.: Anaphylactoid reactions are severe reactions closely resembling anaphylaxis but where an allergic basis has not been established. It may be that anaphylactoid reactions involve IgG rather than ige antibodies & basophils rather than mast cells. But we don't really know yet. What we do know is that such reactions recur overtime when re-exposure occurs. Remain alert & keep your doctors informed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anaphylactoid reacti: Anaphylactoid reactions cannot be distinguished from anaphylactic reactions by the clinical symptoms. The difference is solely in the mechanism by which allergic mediators (chemicals such as histamine) are released from blood mast cells. Anaphylactic reactions are caused by allergic antibody (ige). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you mean ectopic?: This is when the fertilized egg implants somewhere besides the uterus, most often in the fallopian tube, so it's sometimes called a tubal preganacy. Early on, it seems normal, but by 6-8wks, there's possibly belly pain, bleeding, dizziness/fainting and maybe even shoulder pain from internal bleeding. Ectopic preganacy cannot be saved; if not ended quickly the tubal damage & bleeding can be deadly. ...Read more