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Is There Any Bad Anaphylaxis Reaction To Weed
Is it bad to be on propranolol if I have food allergies? I've read that I can't have epinephrine or epipen if I have anaphylactic reaction??
Can use but risks: Non-Selective B Blockers such as propanolol can blunt the good effects of epinephrine so that more epinephrine may be needed to achieve a good response. The propanolol can make use of EpiPen more prone to increase your blood pressure. . If you take propanolol for migraine or thyroid, you will likely be ok with EpiPen, but may need more. If it is for cardiac issues, you should be more careful. ...Read more
My sis is preg. She wont eat anything cuz she too scared of having anaphylaxis reaction to foods! is this common or is anaphylaxis extremly rare? Help
Needs to eat: Probably needs a psych eval, unless she has actual severe food allergies. In that case, follow up with an allergist to check for common food allergies, and answer questions for which foods should be safe. Too much avoidance of food and i'd worry about the health of the baby on board. ...Read more
Many causes: Severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) can be from stinging insects, foods, medications, latex, allergy shots, exercise, and idiopathic (about 1/3 of reactions, there is no cause found). These reactions can resolve with treatment, but some go on to be fatal especially if there is a delay in giving Epinephrine or the person has asthma. ...Read more
No: These are two separate entities. It is often difficult to identify the cause of chronic hives, and less often for anaphylaxis. But unlike some other allergic phenomena, there is no progression from hives to anaphylaxis. The best step you can take is to see an allergist to try to understand why you're having hives. ...Read more
You may die: Anaphylaxis ends in death in about 1% of episodes. Delayed administration of Epinephrine increases the risk of death & the likelihood of persistent symptoms & hospitalization. The treatment of anaphylaxis is the prompt administration of injected Epinephrine (epipen) followed by medical observation & if necessary supportive care. This action significantly increases your odds of being in the 99%. ...Read more
Can I have anaphylaxis reaction to omnicef (cefdinir) days after starting or would it be immediate?
Drug Reactions: Most allergic reactions occur within hours to two weeks after taking the medication and most people react to medications to which they have been exposed in the past. This process is called "sensitization." however, rashes may develop up to six weeks after starting certain types of medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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