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With anaphylaxis what else should I be concerned about?

With anaphylaxis what else should I be concerned about?

Carry an EpiPen (epinephrine): If you have had anaphylaxis from a food or stinging insect, you should carry an Epinephrine auto injector from now on. You should also undergo a complete evaluation by a board certified allergist to help determine what you may be allergic to and need to avoid. ...Read more

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Is laryngospasm a symptom of asthma or of anaphylaxis?

Is laryngospasm a symptom of asthma or of anaphylaxis?

Neither: Thiis is a reflex that occurs occasionally after surgery due to irritation of the larynx. It causes "roaring disease"in horses when they eat a plant that contains an enzyme that destroys vitamin b1. It is beause of an irritability of the recurrent laryngeal nerve that innervates the cords. Get rid of all sugar "junk" and try taking b1. See a nutritionist for details and look it up in wikipedia. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of anaphylaxis bad? How does one know he has it?

Are the symptoms of anaphylaxis bad? How does one know he has it?

Alot; see your MD: Anaphylaxis is a potentially life ending allergic reaction to food, drug, stings and other entities. The symptoms of asnaphylaxis include: itchy eyes, nose and mouth, itchy skin, lip, tongue and throat swelling, shortness of breath, cough, wheezing, light headed, dizzy, low blood pressure, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. See you physician if you think you have these. ...Read more

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How is anaphylaxis diagnosed?

Medical emergency: Anaphylaxis (or an anaphylactic reaction) is a medical emergency due to a severe allergic reaction. Symptoms include shortness of breath, stridorous breathing, cyanosis, cough, etc. This is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment and/or a 9-1-1 call. ...Read more

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Allergy test said moderate reaction, but I went into anaphylaxis when I had my real reaction?

Allergy test said moderate reaction, but I went into anaphylaxis when I had my real reaction?

In vivo veritas: Testing does not measure severity as much as probability. Severity is what happens in a real world exposure. If your reaction was severe, then it is a severe allergy. ...Read more

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What tests can get done to rule out any and all allergies? Im petrified of anaphylaxis and want my normal life back! i can't eat or use anything now!

What tests can get done to rule out any and all allergies? Im petrified of anaphylaxis and want my normal life back! i can't eat or use anything now!

Fear of anaphylaxis: Agree with Dr Fisher. I will also add that an Allergist can also help to diagnose conditions that mimic anaphylaxis. It is rare to form severe allergy to multiple triggers that could result in anaphylaxis and so a thorough investigation into alternative possibilities is critical for peace of mind. ...Read more

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How do you know if you are having anaphylaxis?

Bad things happening: Anaphylaxis is a potentially life-ending allergic reaction. Parts of the body involved: skin, heart & respiratory & digestive systems. In anaphylaxis at least 2 are involved. Skin symptoms in 95% - hives, swelling of eyelids, lips, hands, feet or overall flushing. Falling blood pressure, fainting, difficulty breathing through throat or lungs, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea & sense of doom are others. ...Read more

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Can methylcobalamine B12 cause anaphylaxis?

Unlikely: I have never heard of methylcobalamin causing anaphylaxis and given that it is a chemical that is naturally found in every cell of your body it is probably impossible to have such a reaction. However, a supplement containing methylcobalamin may contain fillers and binders that some could be allergic to, so one could theoretically have anaphylaxis to a B12 supplement caused by the other ingredients. ...Read more

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