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Types Of Epi Pen Injectors
Yes: Anyone that has had immediate allergic symptoms from ingestion to a food must avoid the food as much as possible and carry epi in case of accidental exposure. ...Read more
Epinephrine: "Epinephrine is a chemical that narrows blood vessels and opens airways in the lungs. These effects can reverse severe low blood pressure, wheezing, severe skin itching, hives, and other symptoms of an allergic reaction. Epinephrine injection is used to treat severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) ." See: http://www.drugs.com/mtm/epinephrine-injection.html ...Read more
Does risk for anaphylaxis vary with type of allergen from immunotherapy? Example: pollen, stings, mites, cat, food, etc..
Complex: Risk of anaphylaxis from immunotherapy depends on many factors: identifying the allergens causing the symptoms, severity of symptoms, whether well controlled prior to start of therapy, choosing the right allergens and right concentrations, assessment at each visit prior to administration of therapy, and observation for at least 30 minutes. Very rare in the hands of a competent allergist, good luck ...Read more
See below: Most commonly there is redness, swelling, and warmth at the bite site. The area may also be itchy. And, the size of the involved area tends to increase during the first one to two days. Some people can have very significant swelling, and/or develop an anaphylactic reaction with trouble breathing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Minimal : There should be a negligible risk associated with swallowing the mixture, provided it is not an unusually large quantity. ...Read more
The administering of 3grams of ceftriaxione when allergic can cause what issues among anaphylactic shock to the allergy?
What are side effects of using an insulin pen that apparently froze in the luggage compartment of a plane?
Ineffective insulin: Insulin is very stable at a range of temperatures from refrigerator temps to body temperature. It will denature if heated (don't leave on the dash while at the beach) and should not be frozen. If your Insulin has been frozen assume that it will have less than its normal potency. Best to replace it. ...Read more
Probably one.: In the rt-pcr test, viral RNA is extracted from the patient's plasma and treated with reverse transcriptase (rt) to convert the viral RNA into cdna. The polymerase chain reaction (pcr) process is then applied. This is then quantified. There is a quantiplex bdna or branched dna test, but it is done by centrifuge to concentrate and detect by a color reaction that can be quantified, not pcr. ...Read more
I would consider all: If you are referring to "ink pens" and such, i would consider them all toxic if it is ingested. If ingested, call the company, call the poison control center. Don't know what else to tell you. ...Read more
Tetanus shot: No, there should be no adverse reaction from getting the 2 shots together. There may be some soreness of the shot site. ...Read more
Succ side effects: The effects of succinylcholine include whole body relaxation and paralysis used generally to calm combative or delirious patients who need to have a breathing tube placed for control of their airway or to undergo an operation. It can cause increased potassium from muscle spasm and twitching and can cause malignant hyperthermia rarely but this is very serious. Overall, it has a limited amt of uses. ...Read more
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Food allergies: Food allergens are the most common causes of childhood anaphylactic reactions with peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, cow's milk, soy and eggs being among the most common. Stinging insects, medications and latex rubber are also among the more common causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer