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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. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more