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If I have a history of mild allergic reaction to being in water and some milder anaphylaxis symptoms(hives,rash,swelling,cough)do I need to get help?

If I have a history of mild allergic reaction to being in water and some milder anaphylaxis symptoms(hives,rash,swelling,cough)do I need to get help?

Water?: Anaphylaxsis to water is unlikely. You probably have an issue with something in the water. Was it the ocean, pool, spa, lake? It could have been something else that caused your symptoms. There are allergic reactions to hot or cold but this again is not the water. I would discuss this with your doctor to help get to the bottom of it. ...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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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?

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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

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Severe Allergic Reaction (Anaphylactic Shock) (Definition)

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