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Doctor insights on: Mild Anaphylaxis Symptoms

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My seasonal allergies are generally upper respiratory. This year I have more systemic, mild anaphylactic-like symptoms. Should I see an allergist?

My seasonal allergies are generally upper respiratory.  This year I have more systemic, mild anaphylactic-like symptoms.  Should I see an allergist?

Worsening Allergies: Greetings. I think it is indeed a good idea to see your Allergist with your changing condition. Often times your Allergist can alter treatments or offer testing to see if offending triggers may be identified. Anaphylactic symptoms should never be taken lightly. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of anaphylaxis?

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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How do I tell if I have mild anaphylaxis?

How do I tell if I have mild anaphylaxis?

Anaphylaxis: Anaphylaxis is a clinical diagnosis based on symptoms. When more than one organ system (heart, airway/lungs, skin, gastrointestinal tract, nervous system) is affected with allergic symptoms, it would classify as anaphylaxis. Mild anaphylaxis would not have low blood pressure or shock or severe airway/lung symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of anaphylaxis?

What are the main symptoms of anaphylaxis?

Several: Anaphylaxis commonly manifests in several areas- skin: hives or flushing. Low blood pressure: light-headed, dizzy, passing out. Bronchospasm: wheezing, shortness of breath. Patients also frequently describe a sense of impending doom- "i knew something was really wrong". ...Read more

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Does anaphylaxis usually cause many symptoms?

Yes: Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction. Symptoms develop quickly [seconds to minutes] after a person is exposed to something he or she is allergic to [foods, medications, insect bites, etc]. Symptoms can include hives [itchy, raised, red patches], trouble breathing/swallowing, wheezing, abdominal pain/cramping. Prompt treatment can be life saving. Use an epi-pen if you have it. Then er. ...Read more

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The usual symptoms of anaphylaxis include what kinds of things?

Life-threatening: Skin: hives, swelling lips, eyelids, hands, feet. Gi: nausea, vomiting, cramps, diarrhea breathing: difficulty breathing, coughing, tickle in throat, wheezing, chest pain. Cardiovascular: rapid pulse, weak pulse, dizziness, sense that something is very wrong, loss of consciousness. You don't have to have all of these symptoms to have anaphylaxis. Call 911. Lie down. Raise feet on 1 pillow. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of anaphylaxis bad? How does one know he has it?

Alot; see your MD: Anaphylaxis is a potentially life ending allergic reaction to food, drug, stings and other entities. The symptoms of asnaphylaxis include: itchy eyes, nose and mouth, itchy skin, lip, tongue and throat swelling, shortness of breath, cough, wheezing, light headed, dizzy, low blood pressure, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. See you physician if you think you have these. ...Read more

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Can a mild case of anaphylaxis go away on its in with no medical intervention?

Can a mild case of anaphylaxis go away on its in with no medical intervention?

Yes: When a person is experiencing early anaphylaxis symptoms, the body's response is fight/flight which releases adrenaline. The treatment for anaphylaxis is Epinephrine which is adrenalin. Frequently patients report it was the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) that made the anaphylaxis better, not realizing it takes over an hour for Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to reach a serum level that will block histamine. ...Read more