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How can I reduce throat swelling if anaphylaxis?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: EPinephrine

Anaphylaxis is a life threatening allergic reaction that can present with hives, itchiness, lip/tongue/throat swelling, breathing problems and possible death.
The treatment for anaphylaxis is using epinephrine.

In brief: EPinephrine

Anaphylaxis is a life threatening allergic reaction that can present with hives, itchiness, lip/tongue/throat swelling, breathing problems and possible death.
The treatment for anaphylaxis is using epinephrine.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Epinephrine

Laryngospasm, throat swelling, responds acutely only to Epinephrine as found in Epipen (epinephrine) and twinject.
It works in seconds to minutes. Corticosteroids help but take up to twelve hours to work. Epinephrine works in seconds to minutes. In anaphylaxis you can't wait an hour, let alone 12, for a medication to work.

In brief: Epinephrine

Laryngospasm, throat swelling, responds acutely only to Epinephrine as found in Epipen (epinephrine) and twinject.
It works in seconds to minutes. Corticosteroids help but take up to twelve hours to work. Epinephrine works in seconds to minutes. In anaphylaxis you can't wait an hour, let alone 12, for a medication to work.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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