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Can you get an anaphylactic reaction just by smelling something you are really allergic to?
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Dr. Paul Williams
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Not likely
Anaphylactic reactions require ingestion of the allergen.
Vapors from foods do not contain the proteins responsible for the allergic reaction.

In brief: Not likely
Anaphylactic reactions require ingestion of the allergen.
Vapors from foods do not contain the proteins responsible for the allergic reaction.
Dr. Paul Williams
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: YES, very dangerous
Anaphylaxis due to inhaling an allergen/mucosal exposure is reported.
Examples I have personally encountered in practice are grass pollen, carrots, watermelon, mango and artificial sweetener . Fortunately, this type of reaction is truly rare. Anyone with this type of history should carry 2 epipens, (epinephrine) take a daily antihistamine, and consult an allergy specialist about diagnosis/treatment options.

In brief: YES, very dangerous
Anaphylaxis due to inhaling an allergen/mucosal exposure is reported.
Examples I have personally encountered in practice are grass pollen, carrots, watermelon, mango and artificial sweetener . Fortunately, this type of reaction is truly rare. Anyone with this type of history should carry 2 epipens, (epinephrine) take a daily antihistamine, and consult an allergy specialist about diagnosis/treatment options.
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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