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How many aspirins a day is it safe to take on a regular daily schedule? I take four 325mg tablets every day.

How many aspirins a day is it safe to take on a regular daily schedule? I take four 325mg tablets every day.

Aspirin Dose: This is a difficult question to answer without knowing why you are taking it. If you are taking Aspirin for its cardioprotectant effect, the dose is considerably lower than what you are taking on the other hand, if you are taking it as an anti-inflammatory agent for osteoarthritis, the dose seems a little low. The doctor who prescribed your Aspirin therapy is the best person to answer this ...Read more

Dr. Kristin Sokol
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Anaphylactic Shock (Definition)

Anaphylaxis is a severe, whole-body allergic reaction to a chemical that has become an allergen. After being exposed to a substance such as bee sting venom, the person's immune system becomes sensitized to it. When the person is exposed to that allergen again, an allergic reaction may occur. Anaphylaxis happens quickly after the exposure, is severe, and ...Read more


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If someone has an allergy to asprin (anaphylaxis) but they need to take it for whatever reason, can they be desensitized to it?

If someone has an allergy to asprin (anaphylaxis) but they need to take it for whatever reason, can they be desensitized to it?

Yes: Yes, it can be done. But after the procedure, you need to take it everyday or you have to repeat the procedure again. Your local allergist could help you with this. ...Read more

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18 years ago, I had an anaphylactic reaction after taking Bayer aspirin. Dr said never take aspirin again! I haven't. Do you agree?

18 years ago, I had an anaphylactic reaction after taking Bayer aspirin. Dr said never take aspirin again! I haven't. Do you agree?

Yes: Anaphylaxis is a life threatening reaction. If you have had that reaction to Aspirin in the past, a rechallenge with the same medication is unwise. If there were no alternative, then it may be reasonable to attempt a desensitization process., but that is not the case here. ...Read more

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Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Only overall numbers: The incidence of anaphylaxis in children is unknown. Estimates of anaphylactic deaths (from drugs, foods, insect stings, and latex) in the us are 0.002 percent annually (2 per 100, 000): 500 fatalities from penicillin anaphylaxis; 40 fatalities from bee stings; 125-150 from food anaphylaxis. ...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?

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 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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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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I think I am developing anaphylaxis. What should I do?

I think I am developing anaphylaxis. What should I do?

Call 911 : Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency and needs to be treated immediately. The most effective medication is Epinephrine or Adrenalin and the sooner it is administered, the better the outcome. Avoiding the triggering allergen is important. Because anaphylaxis can progress and potentially be fatal, it is important to be evaluated in the ed so appropriate treatment can be administered. ...Read more

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How to treat anaphylaxis?

How to treat anaphylaxis?

911 Emergency: Call 911 immediately. Make sure the person is breathing and maintaining an airway. If an Epipen (epinephrine) is available, use it. Know cpr. ...Read more

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What after effects are there from anaphylaxis?

What after effects are there from anaphylaxis?

Itch-> death: Mild cases may be itching, hives, vomiting, and fatigue, severe cases can be life-threatening when respiratory problem or vascular collapse (shock) occurs. If you have this issue, be sure to have Epinephrine with you all at time. Oral antihistamine will not do you any good. Even more important, see an allergist to find out what the trigger is. ...Read more

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Can hayfever pollen cause anaphylaxis?

Hay fever reactions?: While it is possible to see a variety of symptoms with seasonal allergies, such as sneezing, nasal congestion, eye redness, swelling and wheezing, a true anaphylactic reaction is rare. The severe, sudden onset of allergic symptoms associated with anaphylaxis might be seen as a reaction to an allergy shot to treat hay fever, but more commonly is seen with foods, medications, and insect stings, . ...Read more

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Can hayfever / pollen cause anaphylaxis?

Anything is possible: It all depends on what you mean. Anaphylaxis, as defined by the involvement of more than one organ system, could surely cause anaphylaxis by causing asthmatic and urticarial/angioedema reactions. In terms of causing hypotension, i would assume that it is possible, but is rarely seen. ...Read more

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Can anaphylaxis turn into septic shock ?

Very different: Anaphylaxis is an acute allergic reaction. Sepsis is due to infection. These are two very different medical conditions. ...Read more

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Can anaphylaxis cause liver damage in humans?

Can anaphylaxis cause liver damage in humans?

If really severe: Anaphylaxis is the most severe type of allergic reaction. If the reaction is so severe that blood supply does not reach vital organs including brain, heart, liver etc, there can be damage. This type of severe reaction would include loss of consciousness, collapse, shock, convulsions, incontinence, etc. Thankfully, most mild-moderate anaphylactic reactions will not result in permanent damage. ...Read more

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How common is anaphylaxis shock with macrolides?

How common is anaphylaxis shock with macrolides?

Rare: There are a few case reports in the literature for both adults and children with documented anaphylactic reactions to macrolides. Overall this class of antibiotic is associated with far fewer such reactions compared to penicillin, penicillin derivatives and quinolones. ...Read more

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Can an adrenaline rush prevent anaphylaxis shock?

Good point: Adrenaline ideally stops the progression of anaphylaxis, but once you are going through an anaphylactic reaction, it is hard to draw on your inner stores of adrenaline to counter act it. Injectable Epinephrine helps. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for anaphylaxis?

Emergency: Usually someone in an emergency room since it is an emergency and can be fatal. An allergist can help with anaphylactoid type reactions that are not as serious. ...Read more

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