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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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What are the signs and symptoms of rosacea?

What are the signs and symptoms of rosacea?

Flushing/blushing: Mild cases have an appearance like that of a blush, except that it persists. There may be abnormally dilated vessels and, persistent redness of the malar area and may involve most of the face. Nose may be enlarged, red with wide pores. ...Read more

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What are the signs of anaphylaxis?

Anaphylaxis: can affect any of your vital systems, circulatory causing collapse, respiratory causing shortness of breath, generalized skin reaction with hives all over and/or angioedema with narrowing of upper airways and suffocation, if prone to anaphylaxis epinephrine should be kept handy (epipen), and antihistaminic too, immediate medical attention should be sought/ EMS or call 911 ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of eosinphilia?

What are the signs and symptoms of eosinphilia?

Inflammation: Of the gastro intestinal system, most commonly the esophagus. It is usually associated with increased eosinophils in the blood. Swallowing problems, food sticking may be the first symptoms. Eosinophilic esophagitis is a relatively new disease and is now worldwide. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of hantavirus?

What are the signs and symptoms of hantavirus?

See below: Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in the usa starts as a febrile illness with diffuse myalgias. 4-5 days later it is followed by the lungs filling with fluid causing respiratory failure associated with shock. It is then a life threatening infection. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of sars

What are the signs and symptoms of sars

Respiratory symptoms: In general, severe acute respiratory syndrome (sars), begins with a high fever (temp >100.4°f [>38.0°c]). Other symptoms may include headache, an overall feeling of discomfort, and body aches. Some people also have mild respiratory symptoms at the outset. About 10-20% of patients have diarrhea. After 2 to 7 days, sars patients may develop a dry cough. Most patients develop pneumonia. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of leukopenia?

What are the signs and symptoms of leukopenia?

Depends: Many have low white count that is benign & no symptoms. It may also be due to a recent infection, medication, excessive alcohol intake, or underlying blood disease (even cancer), or else... The differential DX is wide. If white count is very low, risk of infection is increased. If you have fevers, chills, drenching night sweats or recurrent infection, you need to see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of measles?

What are the signs and symptoms of measles?

Typical symptoms: Within seven to 14 days after getting infected with the measles, the first symptoms will appear. The earliest symptoms feel like a cold or the flu, with a fever, cough, runny nose, and sore throat. Often the eyes get red and runny. Three to five days later, a red or reddish-brown rash forms and spreads down the body from head to foot. 2-3 days later you may start to see tiny spots inside the mouth ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of hemoglobinemia?

Underlying disorder: Hemoglobinemia is not a primary disorder, but a manifestation of many disease and the symptoms are determined by the underlying cause. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of hypothermia?

What are the signs and symptoms of hypothermia?

Shivering: Shivering is your body's automatic defense against cold temperature — an attempt to warm itself. Clumsiness or lack of coordination slurred speech or mumbling stumbling confusion or difficulty thinking poor decision making drowsiness apathy or lack of concern about one's condition progressive loss of consciousness weak pulse slow, shallow breathing. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of allergic bronchitis?

What are the signs and symptoms of allergic bronchitis?

Asthma: Allergic bronchitis is commonly referred to as asthma. This is a recurrent / intermittent or ongoing condition of bronchial tubes characterized by variable narrowing of the airways from swelling, inflammation and constriction or obstruction. Typical symptoms include wheezing, cough, chest tightness and shortness of breath. Triggers are in part due to allergic inflammation. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of pps?

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What are the signs and symptoms of pps?

PPS: Not sure if you meant post-polio syndrome or paranoid personality do. Paranoid is suspicious, not trust others, guarded, isolative, withdrawn. Post-polio occurs several years after recovery from polio, & shows fatigue, muscle weakness & muscle pain. It is similar to chronic fatique syndrome, but the symptoms are progressive. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of parkinsons?

What are the signs and symptoms of parkinsons?

See below: Typically a resting unilateral tremor of hand and arm, expressionless face, stiffness and/or muscular rigidity, short unsteady steps with gait instabiilty, slowing of activities, trouble with drooling and swallowing, blepharospasm, constipation, a specific type of dementia; progressive deterioration which can be treated but not cured. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of PKU?

What are the signs and symptoms of PKU?

Varying signs: PKU detection test is mandatory newborn screening in the developed world, including all 50 states in the US. The early s/s of PKU include seizures, microcephaly ( small head) other developmental delays, eczema etc. tests should always be repeated within 2 wks to confirm diagnosis. Earlier intervention by phenyl alanine free diet can reverse most signs. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cellulitis and signs?

What are the symptoms of cellulitis and signs?

Infected/inflammed: Cellulitis is simply an inflammation of the skin ("itis") that can be caused by many factors including infection, or anything that causes inflammation like sunburn or vein disease.. Inflammation means the tissues are red, hot, swollen, and tender. Antibiotics should not be used unless it is absolutely infected which should involve more than simply the presence of inflammation. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of leukemia?

What are the signs and symptoms of leukemia?

Multiple: Leukemia can present with multiple signs and symptoms including but not limited to: bone pain, refusal to bear weight, gum bleeding, bleeding from other sites, pallor, lack of appetite, fever, night sweats, unexplained weight loss, easy bruising, fatigue, etc. If a concern for leukemia exists, consultation with the primary care physician or a hematologist is recommended. ...Read more

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Severe Allergic Reaction (Anaphylactic Shock) (Definition)

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