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Throat Closing 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
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
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
It could be: Very quickly with a serious reactionGet a more detailed answer ›
I'm worried because my throat followed. Is this normal, or is this an allergic reaction, what do you suggest?
Sorry, it looks like: Part of your question was cut off. Recommend clarifying and re-asking question. ...Read more
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
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
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
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