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How can I reduce throat swelling if anaphylaxis?

How can I reduce throat swelling if anaphylaxis?

EPinephrine: Anaphylaxis is a life threatening allergic reaction that can present with hives, itchiness, lip/tongue/throat swelling, breathing problems and possible death. The treatment for anaphylaxis is using epinephrine. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I have severe shellfish allergy. I never had Anaphylaxis but I carry an EpiPen (epinephrine). Will an EpiPen (epinephrine) reverse throat swelling? I have Asthma as well.

I have severe shellfish allergy. I never had Anaphylaxis but I carry an EpiPen (epinephrine). Will an EpiPen (epinephrine) reverse throat swelling? I have Asthma as well.

Yes it would: Epipen (epinephrine) would help open the blocked airway, that's what it's meant for besides dilating the air passages in the lungs and elevating the blood pressure in case of anaphylaxis ...Read more

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Sometimes like 20 minutes after i eat throat gets really dry and feels tight but no one can ever see swelling in my throat what could this be?

Sometimes like 20 minutes after i eat throat gets really dry and feels tight but no one can ever see swelling in my throat what could this be?

Throat tightness: These symptoms could be from reflux. Typically the swelling seen with reflux is quite mild, and unless someone sees a good deal of people with this issue, might not be able to see the swelling. The place that the swelling is most noticeable tends to be seen with an endoscope (done by your doctor). ...Read more

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Never been allergic to anything past 4 months almost everytime like 15 minutes after i eat throat feels tight no one sees swelling they think globus?

Never been allergic to anything past 4 months almost everytime like 15 minutes after i eat throat feels tight no one sees swelling they think globus?

Food allergies/LPR : Tightening of the throat after meals can occur from food allergy. The swelling may occur around the larynx, which would not be visible. If this is from food allergy it is an immediate hypersensitivity reaction. Blood tests can help detect this. Another condition that causes that sensation of swelling in the throat can be from reflux into your throat (lpr). You need a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I fear everyday about getting anaphalayxis few minutes after i eat throat gets tight an i get nervous anxiety? Never itchy hives or swelling?

I fear everyday about getting anaphalayxis few minutes after i eat throat gets tight an i get nervous anxiety? Never itchy hives or swelling?

Stricture: Imp to rule out peptic esophageal stricture (narrowing of a region of lower esophagus due to reflux=gerd).Gerd assoc with > 80% cases esoph stricture.30% gerd assoc with fatty foods, late night eating, & eating large meals/ large amt of food at one time-hence also bulimia. Stricture causes difficulty swallowing & chest pain. See your doctor or, ideally, a gasteoenterologist for evaluation & trt. ...Read more

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Can anaphylaxis stop suddenly? A couple of times after passing some bushes&plants i thought my chest&throat felt tight. Once i got in my car i was ok?

Can anaphylaxis stop suddenly? A couple of times after passing some bushes&plants i thought my chest&throat felt tight. Once i got in my car i was ok?

It's not anaphylaxis: I suspect that you may have an allergic respiratory condition which is aggravated by passing through the bushes. The allergens then get airborne and caused the symptoms you described. You would have been much sicker and for much longer were the problem from anaphylaxis. You should consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Whenever I eat rapeseed oil I start to sniff,go red,banging headache,tight chest,throat lose my voice is this anaphylactic reaction?

Whenever I eat rapeseed oil I start to sniff,go red,banging headache,tight chest,throat lose my voice is this anaphylactic reaction?

Concerning: If these symptoms are immediate and have been occurring consistently after exposure I would definitely be concerned for an allergic reaction and stop consuming this oil until an Allergist is consulted in order to perform a full evaluation and determine your risk. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more