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How would a doctor treat himself if he had anaphylaxis?

How would a doctor treat himself if he had anaphylaxis?

EpiPen (epinephrine): He would find out the cause and avoid it. He would carry an Epipen (epinephrine) Epinephrine autoinjector at all times against accidental exposure. If he thinks he is having an anaphylactic reaction he would immediately take Epipen (epinephrine) and immediately seek emergency medical care. Anyone else would be wise to do the same. ...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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How would a doctor treat himself if he had cholera?

How would a doctor treat himself if he had cholera?

Fluids: They would drink a solution of water and salt to replete their body fluids. Most people die from dehydration which can be treated with drinking a salt and glucose solution. ...Read more

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How would a doctor treat himself if he had colitis?

How would a doctor treat himself if he had colitis?

He wouldn't: A doctor who treats himself for any serious malady has a fool for a patient! ...Read more

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How would a doctor treat himself if he had optic neuritis?

How would a doctor treat himself if he had optic neuritis?

He or She wouldn't: Doctors have to learn to be patients and listen to their doctors. Having said that, optic neuritis is either treated with IV steroids or not at all. Vision recovers the same regardless, but steroids can speed recovery if given within 72 hours. An MRI of the brain should also be done to make sure further evaluation for diseases like multiple sclerosis is not needed. ...Read more

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How would a doctor treat himself if he had cavernous sinus tumor?

How would a doctor treat himself if he had cavernous sinus tumor?

No self treatment: A doctor who treats himself has a fool for a patient?! he will consult with a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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How would a doctor treat himself if he had dementia with Lewy bodies?

How would a doctor treat himself if he had dementia with Lewy bodies?

I would: See my doctor, a neurologist and a psychiatrist and allow them to treat me. The first thing we learn is that to treat someone, you must be objective. Hence, you do not treat yourself, your friends or you family! ...Read more

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I need to know who can a child infect after he has immunizations?

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I need to know who can a child infect after he has immunizations?

See below: Individuals with their immune system compromized, e.g., HIV infected, congenital immunodeficiency, on chemotherapy, have a potential to get infected by the virus present in excretions from people who recently received live virus vaccine. ...Read more

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Can my child get allergy testing done if he is sick and has a fever? I need to know if I should take him to his apt this morning with a fever. Will they do the testing?

Can my child get allergy testing done if he is sick and has a fever? I need to know if I should take him to his apt this morning with a fever. Will they do the testing?

Postpone: If he is ill, then it would be best to reschedule so that he feels well at the start of testing. There is a blood test panel called a CAP allergy test which can be performed as well. The panel should be selected to include any potential triggering agent based on his history. ...Read more

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My son is Anaphylactic to egg he has an Epipen (epinephrine). If he ever needs surgery or immunisations what should we be avoiding? and what should we ask for?

My son is Anaphylactic to egg he has an Epipen (epinephrine). If he ever needs surgery or immunisations what should we be avoiding? and what should we ask for?

Egg based vaccines: most immunisations can be given and let the anasthesiologist know--they are v well prepared to handle allergic reactions in the o.r.even vaccines that were contra-indicated with egg allergies are now recommended under physician supervision--talk to your pediatrician--they would know. ...Read more

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How would a doctor treat himself if he had basal cell carcinoma?

How would a doctor treat himself if he had basal cell carcinoma?

Surgery: No fancy new topical creams for this doctor. Surgical excision for me, even if it's extremely early. I'd be offered fancy microsurgery with a colleague checking each margin to produce the smallest possible scar. This matters to some folks but not to me. Just take the thing off and spare me the extra time and my third-party payer the expense. Cheers. ...Read more

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I know someone who is pregnant and has a cathetr in. Now she may an have infection what should she do?

I know someone who is pregnant and has a cathetr in. Now she may an have  infection what should she do?

Rx infection, Cath?: The first question is why does this pregnant woman have that required catheterization. Is she in her last trimester? Something is causing obstruction of urinary flow, so catheter was placed. The longer it is in the more likely an infection sets in. So, needs antibiotic rx, and underlying problem corrected, so that the foreign object can be removed from the bladder. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my grandad has been diagnosed with myeloma cancer. he first visited a gp surgery then he was referred to the hospital to see someone (who?

What do you suggest if my grandad has been diagnosed with myeloma cancer. he first visited a gp surgery then he was referred to the hospital to see someone (who?

Medical Oncologist: He would need to see a medical oncologist or hematologist-oncologist, a doctor who specializes in the treatment of blood cancers. Surgery is not used in the treatment of myeloma ...Read more

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What should you do to help someone who has just collapsed before a doctor arrives?

What should you do to help someone who has just collapsed before a doctor arrives?

Call 911!: Learn CPR and basic first aid so you will know what to do. There are apps around that can help with this but you need to be familiar with the basics before someone needs help. If untrained, call 911. Sometimes the dispatcher can give you some suggestions about what steps you should take. Anyone may be able to save a life, or be part of helping to save a life, with CPR and First Aid training. ...Read more

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Hi can you advise on my husband I think he is bipolar but he won't see a doctor. ?

Hi can you advise on my husband I think he is bipolar but he won't see a doctor. ?

Talk to doctor: Bipolar is a broad, vague term which may not be accurate. More important is what you see at home. Talk to your pcp, describe your husband's behavior and ask what to do. If not an emergency, ask for the name of a therapist to give you more guidance. If you worry you're husband's suicidal or out of control and may harm you, others or property do call 911 and get him to ER. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How would a doctor treat himself if he had anaphylaxis?

EpiPen (epinephrine): He would find out the cause and avoid it. He would carry an Epipen (epinephrine) Epinephrine autoinjector at all times against accidental exposure. If he thinks he is having an anaphylactic reaction he would immediately take Epipen (epinephrine) and immediately seek emergency medical care. Anyone else would be wise to do the same. ...Read more

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How do doctors treat anaphylactic shock?

Several options: There are several medications that can be used depending upon the severity of the reaction. Epinephrine is the main medication that is used to treat anaphylaxis. Additional medications can be used including antihistamines and steroids. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for anaphylaxis?

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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What do doctors mean when they say something is rare or rarely occurs? Such as anaphylaxis or cardiac arrest in a 28 yr old

Unusual.: A rare occurrence is something which is not the usual; it is uncommon. This does not really address the question of what percent chance will be the event. Some things, for example are considered rare, occurring at a rate of one out of one hundred times; another rare event might only occur once in 1000 times. As one can see, "rare" is a relative term; it's not precise. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have anaphylaxis? My body is itching me all over. How do I know it's not scabies? These rashes get crazy at night time. I've been having it for 3 weeks. Did laundry 2x. And my lips have gotten swollen twice. I went to a doctor and she s

Not anaphylaxis: Anaphylaxis refers to acute allergic reaction with loss of blood pressure, passing out, tight airway, sudden difficulty breathing. The cause is usually known. You have something quite different. You need a diagnosis-----scabies or whatever----and your Dr should call a dermatologist for you to be seen on an urgent basis. ...Read more

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3 months ago i had anaphylaxis (no cause). Now i get nausea, irregular heartbeat, headaches, tingling, & intermittent flushing. Been to 12 doctors. ?

3 months ago i had anaphylaxis (no cause). Now  i get nausea, irregular heartbeat, headaches, tingling, & intermittent flushing. Been to 12 doctors. ?

Mastocytosis?: You need to see an allergist to rule out a condition known as mastocytosis disorder. There are also other conditions associated with the symptoms you have. ...Read more

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Doctor my daughter 7year old she has anaphylaxis but she has deep lines or wwrinkles under her eyes what can I do to prevent those lines to appear?

Doctor my daughter 7year old she has anaphylaxis but she has deep lines or wwrinkles under her eyes what can I do to prevent  those lines to appear?

Allergies: The lines under the eyes can be secondary to nasal congestion resulting from nasal allergies. Your daughter may have anaphylaxis to something, but it does NT result with lines under the eyes, unless she just had an allergic reaction. Can you please clarifiy? Also is your doctor an allergist? If not, it is time to see one. ...Read more

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Can any doc explain why can't you just use an epipen, (epinephrine) after having an allergic reaction/anaphylaxis, and then not go to the emergency room?

Can any doc explain why can't you just use an epipen, (epinephrine) after having an allergic reaction/anaphylaxis, and then not go to the emergency room?

Wears off: This is a deadly allergic reaction and it is important that the causative agent be gone from you system or else a repeat attack can occur. The epi pen will reverse these effects for a time but if you aren't followed and have other agents to suppress immune function like steroids and iv fluids there is a risk that when the epi wears off the reaction returns ...Read more

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Whats more common mild food allergies or anaphylaxis reaction to foods?! never had allergies to food and blood test was neg but doc says specialist?!

Whats more common mild food allergies or anaphylaxis reaction to foods?! never had allergies to food and blood test was neg but doc says specialist?!

Mouth tingling?: To have a food allergy you have to have a reaction (hives, wheeze, swelling...) and an elevated blood test. Are you experiencing mouth/throat symptoms with certain foods? Oral allergy syndrome is when you have a cross reaction to a protein from seasonal allergen that the body confuses for a food. Common triggers are apples and peaches. Best to avoid these foods or boil them to prevent symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm on propranolol 20 mg 3 x daily for SVT. I was prescribed EpiPen (epinephrine) by doctor incase of anaphylaxis. I read propranolol is a contradiction???

I'm on propranolol 20 mg 3 x daily for SVT. I was prescribed EpiPen (epinephrine) by doctor incase of anaphylaxis. I read propranolol is a contradiction???

Complex: although Epipen (epinephrine) might not work from the first dose, it is still the first drug of choice for anaphylaxis even if you are on propranolol, you can still use it and repeat the dose every 5 minutes x 3 till better, question: why would you anaphylax in the first place? please talk to your doctor about considering an alternative for propranolol, glucagon is an alternate drug for Epipen (epinephrine) ,off-label though ...Read more

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Is there a link between chronic cholinergic urticaria and anxiety? Doctor told me condition is only the rash. No anaphylaxis, swelling, etc? Thanks :)

Is there a link between chronic cholinergic urticaria and anxiety? Doctor told me condition is only the rash. No anaphylaxis, swelling, etc? Thanks :)

multiple causes: Urticaria can be associated with many contions and if confined to the skin structures is annoying but not dangerous. Try fexofeniine 180mg daily, but if recalcitrant or other body organs are affected (lung-cough, or gastrointestinal-abd cramping) consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I have an extreme anaphylaxis reaction to amoxicillin and augmentin, my doctor just prescribed me cefdinir. Is it safe to take? If I do begin to have

Likely ok: The cross-sensitivity between these two drugs is very low or non-existent . If you are overly concerned. have an EpiPen available since anxiety response can mimic anaphylactic reaction. ...Read more

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I had respiratory failure (cyanosis) during general anaesthetic.The doctor thinks it was anaphylaxis. I am now diagnosed with both COPD stage 2 and asthma.Were these conditions the more likely cause?

I had respiratory failure (cyanosis) during general anaesthetic.The doctor thinks it was anaphylaxis.  I am now diagnosed with both COPD stage 2 and asthma.Were these conditions the more likely cause?

COPD is deadly: Anaphylaxis can happen with any drug, but acute postoperative respiratory failure is more commonly caused by underlying lung disease. Stopping smoking several weeks before surgery decreases risk for complications. Of course, the best thing anyone can do for better health is to stop smoking, especially those with lung disease. Smoking with lung disease is like rubbing dirt into a wound. Stop ASAP. ...Read more

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The skin on my face burns and itches as well as my throat..Doc did blood test for common food allergy-negative! wont eat! scared of anaphylaxis now!

The skin on my face burns and itches as well as my throat..Doc did blood test for common food allergy-negative! wont eat! scared of anaphylaxis now!

2nd opinion: Inhalant or food allergies do not cause prolonged facial burning or itching. However throat itching (provided no throat closure) can be present if someone has eaten a food and particularly certain fruits. The latter is due to cross-sensitivity to a pollen (birch, ragweed). You need to consult a b/c allergist to pin this down. I usually test with the actual fruits instead of extracts. ...Read more

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I suffered what doctors thought was an anaphylactic shock during general anaesthetic a few months ago.I am now diagnosed with both COPD stage 2 and asthma.Were these conditions the more likely cause?

Not likely: The COPD is not likely related to the anaphylaxis. The asthma may be a sign that you are more "atopic" or allergic. As there are many with asthma that have "hyperactive" immune systems that "react" to many different allergens more strongly than others. But overall it's more likely the anaphylaxis and asthma are unrelated. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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If I develop anaphylaxis, how will it be treated?

Anaphylaxis: Epinephrine is the only proven effective treatment for anaphylaxis. There is no data to support any benefit from h1/h2 antihistamines or steroids. We give them to decrease the reaction but only Epinephrine is recommended in anaphylaxis. Give Epinephrine and call 911. Epi only has a half-life of 30 minutes. ...Read more

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Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) be used to treat anaphylaxis?

Epinephrine: Epinephrine is the drug of choice to treat anaphylaxis. Use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) only if dealing with hives and itching. Anything else, go to the er after you use your Epinephrine injector. ...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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Dr. Donald Alves
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Severe Allergic Reaction (Anaphylactic Shock) (Definition)

A severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. ...Read more