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Doctor insights on: Anaphylaxis Associated With Waking Up At Night

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How do I know if I have anaphylaxis? My body is itching me all over. How do I know it's not scabies? These rashes get crazy at night time. I've been having it for 3 weeks. Did laundry 2x. And my lips have gotten swollen twice. I went to a doctor and she s

How do I know if I have anaphylaxis? My body is itching me all over. How do I know it's not scabies? These rashes get crazy at night time. I've been having it for 3 weeks. Did laundry 2x. And my lips have gotten swollen twice. I went to a doctor and she s

Not anaphylaxis: Anaphylaxis refers to acute allergic reaction with loss of blood pressure, passing out, tight airway, sudden difficulty breathing. The cause is usually known. You have something quite different. You need a diagnosis-----scabies or whatever----and your Dr should call a dermatologist for you to be seen on an urgent basis. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my first (hopefully only) foray into anaphylaxis last night after inadvertently eatingall just hangovers from the anaphylaxis?

What do you suggest if my first (hopefully only) foray into anaphylaxis last night after inadvertently eatingall just hangovers from the anaphylaxis?

Dont understand ?: Anaphylactic shock is a medical emergency, so I am not sure what your "foray into anaphylaxis" consisted of. Mild anaphylaxis as a reaction to some allergen can just consist of hives and some wheezing, but full-blown syndrome can include very low blood pressure and respiratory failure. I don't know what you mean by "hangover" from it, either. Is there a question in there somewhere?Avoid the cause ...Read more

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Did my daughter suffer before she died? My daughter had a severe allergic reaction to a drug administered for a seizure in the hospital the night after her surgery....She died of anaphylaxis we were told she suffocated to death...Would you have answers as

Did my daughter suffer before she died? My daughter had a severe allergic reaction to a drug administered for a seizure in the hospital the night after her surgery....She died of anaphylaxis we were told she suffocated to death...Would you have answers as

I : I am so sorry for your loss. I have seen many patients in my career who have had anaphylaxis and were brought by ambulance (these reactions were from medications taken at home, bee stings, or allergy shots) and i will tell you that the patients did not have pain. Anaphylaxis is so severe and so sudden that the patient very often immediately loses consciousness because their blood pressure drops. Because the blood pressure drops so suddenly, I do not think that she would have suffered or have pain based on my experience. Again, I am so sorry for the loss you have gone through. ...Read more

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What is anaphylaxis?

What is anaphylaxis?

Life-threatening: Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction involving several parts of your body. Death occurs in about 1% of episodes caused by suffocation (your windpipe closes off) or shock (your blood pressure falls & your brain doesn't get enough oxygen). Typical symptoms include hives, vomiting, difficulty breathing & a sense of doom. Epinephrine is the drug of choice. Don't be afraid to use it! ...Read more

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Why does anaphylaxis occur?

Why does anaphylaxis occur?

Severa Allergic rx: Anaphylaxis is a severe systemic allergic reaction that can result in death. Typical triggers include food, sting, and medications. ...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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What do you mean by anaphylaxis?

Life-threatening rxn: Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction affecting several parts of the part simultaneously. Mast cells release histamine & other substances making blood vessels leaky. The plasma leaking out causes swelling in the skin (hives & angioedema) & windpipe (laryngospasm) as well as asthma, vomiting, gut pain. If enough plasma leaks out the patient may go into shock. Death may ensue. ...Read more

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What do nuts trigger anaphylaxis?

What do nuts trigger anaphylaxis?

Any nut can!: Nut allergy can lead to very serious allergic reactions called anaphylaxis. This has been described for multiple nuts. The most common nut to cause reactions is walnuts, followed by cashew, pistachio, almond, pecan and hazelnut. Coconut (some people debate if this is a nut) anaphylaxis is uncommon. Nut allergy is likely to persist and best treated with the help of a board certified allergist. ...Read more

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What are the signs of anaphylaxis?

Anaphylaxis: can affect any of your vital systems, circulatory causing collapse, respiratory causing shortness of breath, generalized skin reaction with hives all over and/or angioedema with narrowing of upper airways and suffocation, if prone to anaphylaxis epinephrine should be kept handy (epipen), and antihistaminic too, immediate medical attention should be sought/ EMS or call 911 ...Read more

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What sort of problem is anaphylaxis?

Allergic reaction: Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction. Common symptoms are difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, a rash, skin redness, swelling, shortness of breath, coughing, and several others. It involves the entire body and needs to be treated right away as it can be life threatening. ...Read more

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