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How likely will wheat dairy and egg cause anaphylaxis in an adult? Or is it more GI problems?

How likely will wheat dairy and egg cause anaphylaxis in an adult? Or is it more GI problems?

Rare: Very few people will react to these. Lactose intolerance is a problem for some. Most people who think they are allergic to, or intolerant of, any food fail to react when taking it blindly. Anaphylaxis is rare. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Gastroenterology (Definition)

Gastroenterology is a field of study in which a person specializes in the function and disorders of the entire digestive tract, which begins at the lips and ends at the anus. Included organs are the pancreas, ...Read more


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ANY nausea med rec to take to my GI? Zofran, phernegan, reglan (metoclopramide) & their relations=anaphylaxis. OTC not strong enough. SEVERE nausea w/some vomiting.

ANY nausea med rec to take to my GI? Zofran, phernegan, reglan (metoclopramide) & their relations=anaphylaxis. OTC not strong enough. SEVERE nausea w/some vomiting.

Drink it strong: Ginger can reduce nausea & upset stomach. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger & steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. ...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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What are the signs of anaphylaxis?

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 are the experiences of anaphylaxis?

What are the experiences of anaphylaxis?

Not good: Avoidance is the only answer if you know the cause. Be sure to carry an Epinephrine kit with you at all times. There is a new device called Auvi-Q which comes with audio instruction and is of pocket size. If you don't know the inciting agent, see your allergist asap since anaphylaxis can kill. ...Read more

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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 is idiopathic anaphylaxis?

Unknown cause: Anaphylaxis is the most severe type of allergic reaction and can be life threatening. Anaphylaxis means that after a thorough evaluation for a cause of anaphylaxis the cause still remains unknown. This represents about 66% of all cases of anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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Can methylcobalamine B12 cause anaphylaxis?

Unlikely: I have never heard of methylcobalamin causing anaphylaxis and given that it is a chemical that is naturally found in every cell of your body it is probably impossible to have such a reaction. However, a supplement containing methylcobalamin may contain fillers and binders that some could be allergic to, so one could theoretically have anaphylaxis to a B12 supplement caused by the other ingredients. ...Read more

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Is there a risk of anaphylaxis with apheresis?

Unlikely: "unlikely" because an aphorism in medicine is "never say never" but highly unlikely as the stuff returned to you is the stuff that was removed minus something. No foreign material is added to which your immune system could identify and react. In fact, apheresis aka plasmapheresis is sometimes used to treat serious cases of recurrent anaphylaxis where the cause is unknown or idiopathic. ...Read more