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What kind of doctor sees somebody for anaphylaxis?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for anaphylaxis?

Emergency: Usually someone in an emergency room since it is an emergency and can be fatal. An allergist can help with anaphylactoid type reactions that are not as serious. ...Read more

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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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How would a doctor treat himself if he had anaphylaxis?

How would a doctor treat himself if he had anaphylaxis?

EpiPen (epinephrine): He would find out the cause and avoid it. He would carry an Epipen (epinephrine) Epinephrine autoinjector at all times against accidental exposure. If he thinks he is having an anaphylactic reaction he would immediately take Epipen (epinephrine) and immediately seek emergency medical care. Anyone else would be wise to do the same. ...Read more

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What do doctors mean when they say something is rare or rarely occurs? Such as anaphylaxis or cardiac arrest in a 28 yr old

Unusual.: A rare occurrence is something which is not the usual; it is uncommon. This does not really address the question of what percent chance will be the event. Some things, for example are considered rare, occurring at a rate of one out of one hundred times; another rare event might only occur once in 1000 times. As one can see, "rare" is a relative term; it's not precise. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have anaphylaxis? My body is itching me all over. How do I know it's not scabies? These rashes get crazy at night time. I've been having it for 3 weeks. Did laundry 2x. And my lips have gotten swollen twice. I went to a doctor and she s

Not anaphylaxis: Anaphylaxis refers to acute allergic reaction with loss of blood pressure, passing out, tight airway, sudden difficulty breathing. The cause is usually known. You have something quite different. You need a diagnosis-----scabies or whatever----and your Dr should call a dermatologist for you to be seen on an urgent basis. ...Read more

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3 months ago i had anaphylaxis (no cause). Now i get nausea, irregular heartbeat, headaches, tingling, & intermittent flushing. Been to 12 doctors. ?

3 months ago i had anaphylaxis (no cause). Now  i get nausea, irregular heartbeat, headaches, tingling, & intermittent flushing. Been to 12 doctors. ?

Mastocytosis?: You need to see an allergist to rule out a condition known as mastocytosis disorder. There are also other conditions associated with the symptoms you have. ...Read more

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Doctor my daughter 7year old she has anaphylaxis but she has deep lines or wwrinkles under her eyes what can I do to prevent those lines to appear?

Doctor my daughter 7year old she has anaphylaxis but she has deep lines or wwrinkles under her eyes what can I do to prevent  those lines to appear?

Allergies: The lines under the eyes can be secondary to nasal congestion resulting from nasal allergies. Your daughter may have anaphylaxis to something, but it does NT result with lines under the eyes, unless she just had an allergic reaction. Can you please clarifiy? Also is your doctor an allergist? If not, it is time to see one. ...Read more

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Can any doc explain why can't you just use an epipen, (epinephrine) after having an allergic reaction/anaphylaxis, and then not go to the emergency room?

Can any doc explain why can't you just use an epipen, (epinephrine) after having an allergic reaction/anaphylaxis, and then not go to the emergency room?

Wears off: This is a deadly allergic reaction and it is important that the causative agent be gone from you system or else a repeat attack can occur. The epi pen will reverse these effects for a time but if you aren't followed and have other agents to suppress immune function like steroids and iv fluids there is a risk that when the epi wears off the reaction returns ...Read more

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Whats more common mild food allergies or anaphylaxis reaction to foods?! never had allergies to food and blood test was neg but doc says specialist?!

Whats more common mild food allergies or anaphylaxis reaction to foods?! never had allergies to food and blood test was neg but doc says specialist?!

Mouth tingling?: To have a food allergy you have to have a reaction (hives, wheeze, swelling...) and an elevated blood test. Are you experiencing mouth/throat symptoms with certain foods? Oral allergy syndrome is when you have a cross reaction to a protein from seasonal allergen that the body confuses for a food. Common triggers are apples and peaches. Best to avoid these foods or boil them to prevent symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm on propranolol 20 mg 3 x daily for SVT. I was prescribed EpiPen (epinephrine) by doctor incase of anaphylaxis. I read propranolol is a contradiction???

I'm on propranolol 20 mg 3 x daily for SVT. I was prescribed EpiPen (epinephrine) by doctor incase of anaphylaxis. I read propranolol is a contradiction???

Complex: although Epipen (epinephrine) might not work from the first dose, it is still the first drug of choice for anaphylaxis even if you are on propranolol, you can still use it and repeat the dose every 5 minutes x 3 till better, question: why would you anaphylax in the first place? please talk to your doctor about considering an alternative for propranolol, glucagon is an alternate drug for Epipen (epinephrine) ,off-label though ...Read more

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Is there a link between chronic cholinergic urticaria and anxiety? Doctor told me condition is only the rash. No anaphylaxis, swelling, etc? Thanks :)

Is there a link between chronic cholinergic urticaria and anxiety? Doctor told me condition is only the rash. No anaphylaxis, swelling, etc? Thanks :)

multiple causes: Urticaria can be associated with many contions and if confined to the skin structures is annoying but not dangerous. Try fexofeniine 180mg daily, but if recalcitrant or other body organs are affected (lung-cough, or gastrointestinal-abd cramping) consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I have an extreme anaphylaxis reaction to amoxicillin and augmentin, my doctor just prescribed me cefdinir. Is it safe to take? If I do begin to have

Likely ok: The cross-sensitivity between these two drugs is very low or non-existent . If you are overly concerned. have an EpiPen available since anxiety response can mimic anaphylactic reaction. ...Read more

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I had respiratory failure (cyanosis) during general anaesthetic.The doctor thinks it was anaphylaxis. I am now diagnosed with both COPD stage 2 and asthma.Were these conditions the more likely cause?

I had respiratory failure (cyanosis) during general anaesthetic.The doctor thinks it was anaphylaxis.  I am now diagnosed with both COPD stage 2 and asthma.Were these conditions the more likely cause?

COPD is deadly: Anaphylaxis can happen with any drug, but acute postoperative respiratory failure is more commonly caused by underlying lung disease. Stopping smoking several weeks before surgery decreases risk for complications. Of course, the best thing anyone can do for better health is to stop smoking, especially those with lung disease. Smoking with lung disease is like rubbing dirt into a wound. Stop ASAP. ...Read more

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The skin on my face burns and itches as well as my throat..Doc did blood test for common food allergy-negative! wont eat! scared of anaphylaxis now!

The skin on my face burns and itches as well as my throat..Doc did blood test for common food allergy-negative! wont eat! scared of anaphylaxis now!

2nd opinion: Inhalant or food allergies do not cause prolonged facial burning or itching. However throat itching (provided no throat closure) can be present if someone has eaten a food and particularly certain fruits. The latter is due to cross-sensitivity to a pollen (birch, ragweed). You need to consult a b/c allergist to pin this down. I usually test with the actual fruits instead of extracts. ...Read more

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How do doctors treat anaphylactic shock?

Several options: There are several medications that can be used depending upon the severity of the reaction. Epinephrine is the main medication that is used to treat anaphylaxis. Additional medications can be used including antihistamines and steroids. ...Read more

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I suffered what doctors thought was an anaphylactic shock during general anaesthetic a few months ago.I am now diagnosed with both COPD stage 2 and asthma.Were these conditions the more likely cause?

Not likely: The COPD is not likely related to the anaphylaxis. The asthma may be a sign that you are more "atopic" or allergic. As there are many with asthma that have "hyperactive" immune systems that "react" to many different allergens more strongly than others. But overall it's more likely the anaphylaxis and asthma are unrelated. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hi, could I find out if someone has anaphylaxis by their blood type?

No: Blood type does not diagnose anaphylaxis. If some one has history of anaphylaxis they should be evaluated by an allergist. Someone having a problem now should go to the ER. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do MRI with contrast to see AVM / aneurysm if i had at CT with contrast anaphylaxis shock ? Or how can do it otherwise ? Thank a lot.

Is it safe to do MRI with contrast to see AVM / aneurysm if i had at CT with contrast anaphylaxis shock ? Or how can do it otherwise ? Thank a lot.

Different: X-ray (CT) contrast is iodine based and allergic reactions are fairly common. MRI uses Gadolinium which is completely different and allergic reactions are rare. Here is a reference: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/92774.php I'm not aware of any cross-reactivity but the radiologist supervising your study will know for sure. Mention your previous reaction to them. ...Read more

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Read few cases of exercise induced anaphylaxis for ppl with cholinergic hives. I have his type of hives. Cant affrd epipen (epinephrine). still ok to exercise?

Read few cases of exercise induced anaphylaxis for ppl with cholinergic hives. I have his type of hives.  Cant affrd epipen (epinephrine). still ok to exercise?

Exercise induced: Anaphylaxis is often associated with ingestion of certain foods prior to exercise, such as green vegetables. What can be common in cholinergic urticaria and exercise induced anaphylaxis is probably activation by heat, still both have complex mechanisms. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before exercise, avoid exercising in hot/humid environment, and right after meals,air-conditioned gym would be better,don't overdo it, ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Severe Allergic Reaction (Anaphylactic Shock) (Definition)

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