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Can A Person Be Allergic To Epinephrine
Epinephrine allergy: Symptoms you mention are effects experienced not benificial to you but accompany the effects one is desiring this is not allergy to the medicine but is called sideeffect like the skin of the fruit with the fruit you can still use the drug and minimize the side effects by not taking the full dose all at once also slowing down the pace of the injection sit down while injecting and lie down after. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: It is unlikely for anyone to be allergic to Epinephrine as it is present in all of us. Commonly, people develop a rapid heart beat, and tremors following an epinpehrine injection and can have a headache from it too, but the side effects are short lived and do not last more than 30 minutes. ...Read more
What if someone has anaphylaxis and they are allergic to epinephrine? Also, is it possible to be epinephrine resistant?
Not possible: I know of no one who is allergic to Epinephrine even though you may get shaking or rapid heart beats from it. However i would take the side effects anytime if I have an anaphylactic reaction. If the anaphylaxis is severe and the treatment is delayed, you may not respond to Epinephrine alone and IV fluid may well be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: One of the biggest problems in managing anaphylaxis is that patients deny their symptoms and don't use their epi putting them at great risk. There is very little if any substantive data that use of epi if a pt thinks they are having an allergic reaction and in reality are not is dangerous. Having said that, one should never use epi unless is needed. ...Read more
No cure: Epinephrine will block some of the acute inflammatory reactions and is therfore a temporary rescue to an allergic reaction. If this is not coupled with removal of the allergen and addition of longer acting anti-histamines or steroids, a delayed reaction with serious consequences can occur when the epi is metabolized and no longer present. The only cure is future avoidance of a known allergen. ...Read more
Check the Epi allrgy: I have seen patients who were told they were allergic to epi when in fact it was just an "expected" side effect. It is almost impossible to be allergic to epi..And certainly if you are truly allergic t wasps..A sting could be life-threateneing...Epi will save your life. See an allergist to straighten this out asap..It is "bee sting season". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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