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Last time my throat felt it's closing up too. Could this be an allergic reaction?

Last time my throat felt it's closing up too. Could this be an allergic reaction?

Throat swells: Edema, or swelling of the throat is one of the symptoms of major allergic reactions. If this is due to an allergic reaction it can worse interfering with breathing which could be fatal. You should immediate contact you physician about further evaluation and the possible need for emergency epinehrine, ie ei-pen.

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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Will your throat closing be the only symptom of allergic reaction? Will it stop closing on its own?

Will your throat closing be the only symptom of allergic reaction? Will it stop closing on its own?

Not the case: 'Throat closing' is a symptom for many disorders including severe allergic reaction, but won't be the only symptom, can it happen in theory, may be, but in real life, severe allergic reaction, anaphylaxis, usually has other associated symptoms too, can be depressed respiration, reduced blood pressure, wheezing, or the rash and swelling of soft tissues (angioedema).etc. Keep epinephrine shot handy

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How much time for throat to swell up allergic reaction?

Could begin: Immediately in some cases. That is why it is important for some people with known allergies to carry an epi-pen.

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How can I get my throat to stop hurting from an allergic reaction?

How can I get my throat to stop hurting from an allergic reaction?

Antihistamines: The uncomfortable effects from an allergic reaction generally respond to antihistamines such as claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec or allegra. For more severe reactions, oral corticosteroids such as Prednisone may be needed--these are by prescription only. Also, it is key to avoid whatever triggered the allergic reaction in the first place.

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I'm worried because my dr thinks that I don't have allergic reaction but my throat tickles alot. Help, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my dr thinks that I don't have allergic reaction but my throat tickles alot. Help, what do you suggest?

Throat tickling: The sense of irritation in the back of throat has many possible causes. Food allergic reactions rapidly peak minutes to an hour after ingestion, then pass (usually with treatment), so persistent symptoms aren't usually food allergy. Respiratory allergies tend to involve the eyes and nose primarily; if no problems there, just phlegm, post nasal drip and hoarseness, GERD possible, too. Get seen.

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Will a swollen throat allergic reaction go away eventually?

Will a swollen throat allergic reaction go away eventually?

Yes: Antihistamines help, steroids, avoidance of inciting agent/allergen. One thing to stress is ensuring that this was an allergic reaction, as well as the severity of it. Just to stress: anytime there is airway involvement - any shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing, stridorous breathing - this is a life-threatening allergic event & you should always seek immediate emergency care & evaluation.

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Can an allergic reaction happen with medications for strep throat?

Can an allergic reaction happen with medications for strep throat?

Yes: You can develop an allergic reaction to most antibiotic preparations. Strep throat can also generate hives or a rosey colored flat sandpapery rash as part of the illness.

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Burning sensation in throat allergic reaction, should I be concerned?

Burning sensation in throat allergic reaction, should I be concerned?

Yes: It may be from acid reflux or some other factors. See your doctor.

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How long does it take for an allergic reaction to stop? Took hydroxyzine for reaction to lettuce 13 hrs ago and my throat still feels a little weird

How long does it take for an allergic reaction to stop? Took hydroxyzine for reaction to lettuce 13 hrs ago and my throat still feels a little weird

Allergy: Doubt your reaction is to lettuce, which is mostly water, couldbe due to other things, you should see your doctor about it.

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So. IM having a panic attack nd I just took. A new brand of kholnopin now my mouth itches and Mt throats dry allergic reaction. Possible. To.diff brand?

So. IM having a panic attack nd I just took. A new brand of kholnopin now my mouth itches and Mt throats dry allergic reaction. Possible. To.diff brand?

Avoidance: This is not a common reaction to Klonopin (clonazepam) but anything is possible. Some people may even be allergic to the gelatin present on a capsule. Avoidance is the obvious answer. Ask your doctor to give you another alternative. If not possible, see an allergist to get it sorted out.

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I have itchy throat and mouth. Is this an allergic reaction?

Likely Yes: Itchy throat and mouth are very common symptoms when you are allergic to something. Most commonly- a food item such as fresh fruits or vegetables. Is it occurring all the time? Or just when you eat certain things? Also, do you have seasonal allergies? Seasonal allergies sometimes present that way as well- along with nasal congestion etc.

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I'm a hairdresser. Can the odor from hair dye cause an allergic reaction or the throat to swell/close?

I'm a hairdresser. Can the odor from hair dye cause an allergic reaction or the throat to swell/close?

Yes, tho...: ..it techically isn't an allergy. Could be hypersensitivity to the odor of the aerosol which can actually trigger tightness in upper airways such as laryngospasm or paradoxical vocal cord movement. Sensation usually triggers coughs but highly distressing airway spasm may develop. Sipping water and exiting area help. Can't rule out asthma so I'd see an airway specialist: allergist/ent/or pulmonary.

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I ate some walnuts and then woke up with my throat hurting and now I'm loosingy voice could it be an allergic reaction?

Could be: Or could be not, if you ate walnuts before, you can still get an allergic reaction, but kind of rare, maybe the start of a cold, at any rate, take an antihistaminic OTC, unless contraindicated, if symptoms progress or you develop difficult breathing please go to ER, be careful while driving or operating machinery and taking an antihistaminic, might cause drowsiness, good luck

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Is sudden throat swelling an allergic reaction or a bad infection?

Is sudden throat swelling an allergic reaction or a bad infection?

Many reasons: There are many causes of throat swelling. Allergy, oral allergy syndrome (related to food), acid reflux and infection are a few common causes. You should seek medical evaluation before settling on a diagnosis.

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Allergic reaction week ago. Throat is now very sore. Had strep test and it was negative. Is this a normal reaction from drugs or more serious?

Allergic reaction week ago. Throat is now very sore. Had strep test and it was negative. Is this a normal reaction from drugs or more serious?

Sore throat: How was your allergic reaction treated? Were you given steroids? If so, they may have triggered acid reflux that is now causing your sore throat. You should consult with your doctor anyhow about your symptoms.

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My throat has been scratchy and I have a cough from the scratchiness. It also feels clogged up. Could this be an allergic reaction to a fragrance?

My throat has been scratchy and I have a cough from the scratchiness. It also feels clogged up. Could this be an allergic reaction to a fragrance?

Irritant: If this has been present for less than 10 days, then it may just be a cold. Strep throat does not cause a cough. It it has been present for 10 or more days or getting worse, it may be from a sinus infection. Once the nose is inflamed, any irritant including fragrance would trigger sneezing.

Dr. John Chiu
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