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What is the worst thing that could happen due to an allergic reaction?

What is the worst thing that could happen due to an allergic reaction?

Anaphylaxis: The most severe reaction that can occur after repeated exposure to something you are allergic to is called anaphylaxis. This rare but sudden condition causes itchy welts (hives), followed by wheezing, shortness of breath, and occasionally, swelling of the tongue or throat. Without treatment, swelling of the tongue or throat can sometimes worsen and block the airway. ...Read more

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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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What happens with an allergic reaction to food?

What happens with an allergic reaction to food?

Often delayed rxn: Foods must generally first be digested, then absorbed into the body so reactions to them are usually delayed and are igg reactions. One often thinks of the peanut allergy that is immediate and deadly which is and ige reaction. The reactions can vary from diarrhea to constipation, skin rashes, joint pains, hair loss and more so testing with a specialty igg blood test is required to "figure it out". ...Read more

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What to take for an allergic reaction to unknown food?

What to take for an allergic reaction to unknown food?

Allergies: It depends on the symptoms? Go to the er if they are bad or you had a previous history of a bad reaction. Don't take a chance. For a mild skin reaction take antihistamines. ...Read more

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On average, how long will an allergic reaction to food last?

Allergic reactions: Food allergic reactions typically begin within 30 munutes of an ingestion and typically peak at about 30 minutes after they begin. The reaction may be short lived, lasting only a few hours (typical) or long-last; possibly for days (rare). ...Read more

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Can you have an allergic reaction to a food in excess amounts?

Can you have an allergic reaction to a food in excess amounts?

Too much food: Only if you are allergic to it in the first place. Some allergies need only the slightest exposure to trigger a reaction, while others take a lot. ...Read more

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Recently my allergic reaction to foods are getting worse, what could cause this?

Recently my allergic reaction to foods are getting worse, what could cause this?

Get another opinion: Allergy to foods manifests as hives. The reaction will be about the same each time. If your reaction is something other than hives there is probably some other cause. If you have not yet seen a dermatologist you should do so. Most people who claim to be allergic to a food will have no reaction when given this food under medical observation. If you have hives you need to learn how to use antihistsa ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for an allergic reaction to food?

Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for an allergic reaction to food?

Avoid the food: If you truly have food allergies, the only treatment is to avoid the food. More times than not, responses to foods are not allergies, but rather intolerances. See a board certified allergist if you have had a severe food reaction with typical allergic symptoms of hives, throat or chest tightness, or other allergy symptoms. ...Read more

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What to do if I have multiple food and medications. What to do if I have done everything i can to avoid having an allergic reaction. W?

What to do if I have multiple food and medications. What to do if I have done everything i can to avoid having an allergic reaction. W?

No easy answer: Beyond try to stick with it, in regards to avoiding what you are allergic too. Otherwise, consider trying to simplify your diet and avoid too much processed foods and grains. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction to food?

Varies: Immediate reactions to a food can include hives, feelings of throat tightening and itching, shortness of breath, flushing of the skin and overwhelm feeling of doom. This can develop into nausea and vomiting as well as diarrhea. Some foods can cause a delayed skin reaction such as eczema and not always the immediate reaction. As always consult with your doctor get tested and avoid possible foods. ...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


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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more