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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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Can all food allergies with anaphylaxis have a symptom of drooling or is it specific to one food allergy?

Can all food allergies with anaphylaxis have a symptom of drooling or is it specific to one food allergy?

No: It can occur with any severe food allergy reaction and indicate trouble swallowing due to swelling of the throat. Anaphylaxis is serious and life threatening and requires emergency treatment. Patients should not delay using an Epinephrine auto injector and calling 911. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of anaphylaxis?

Symptoms can vary: Anaphylaxis is a systemic allergic reaction. That is, symptoms occur not just at the site of exposure, but at other parts of the body as well. Symptoms include widespread hives, flushing, vomiting, diarrhea, wheezing, swelling, and even a dangerous drop in blood pressure (shock). Anaphylaxis is an emergency, so seek immediate medical attention if you feel someone has these symptoms. ...Read more

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How fast do the symptoms of anaphylaxis worsen under influence of alcohol and tobacco use?

How fast do the symptoms of anaphylaxis worsen under influence of alcohol and tobacco use?

LIkely quickly: The most urgent issues for anaphylaxis are breathing problem and shock. Since alcohol dilates the blood vessels , it will take even more volume to keep your circulation going. As anaphylaxis often causes a reduction in blood volume , alcohol may make the problem worse. As for smoking, it is not a problem but why would you be smoking anyway? ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of anaphylaxis?

Several: Anaphylaxis commonly manifests in several areas- skin: hives or flushing. Low blood pressure: light-headed, dizzy, passing out. Bronchospasm: wheezing, shortness of breath. Patients also frequently describe a sense of impending doom- "i knew something was really wrong". ...Read more

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Does anaphylaxis usually cause many symptoms?

Yes: Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction. Symptoms develop quickly [seconds to minutes] after a person is exposed to something he or she is allergic to [foods, medications, insect bites, etc]. Symptoms can include hives [itchy, raised, red patches], trouble breathing/swallowing, wheezing, abdominal pain/cramping. Prompt treatment can be life saving. Use an epi-pen if you have it. Then er. ...Read more

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The usual symptoms of anaphylaxis include what kinds of things?

Life-threatening: Skin: hives, swelling lips, eyelids, hands, feet. Gi: nausea, vomiting, cramps, diarrhea breathing: difficulty breathing, coughing, tickle in throat, wheezing, chest pain. Cardiovascular: rapid pulse, weak pulse, dizziness, sense that something is very wrong, loss of consciousness. You don't have to have all of these symptoms to have anaphylaxis. Call 911. Lie down. Raise feet on 1 pillow. ...Read more

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What exactly does this mean: overall less than 2% of the population experience anaphylaxis but one-third of all cases are due to food! scared to eat!

What exactly does this mean: overall less than 2% of the population experience anaphylaxis but one-third of all cases are due to food! scared to eat!

Relax: If you have never experienced anaphylaxis it is very unlikely that you ever will. Use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) only as a sleeping pill. There are other antihistamines much more effective and much safer. ...Read more