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What is the difference between an allergic reaction and an anaphylactic reaction? Do you need epipen (epinephrine) for both?
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Dr. John Overholt
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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Anaphylaxis is a systemic allergic reaction where Epinephrine treatment is critical.
Local allergic reactions like sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes or hives don't require epinephrine.

In brief: Degree
Anaphylaxis is a systemic allergic reaction where Epinephrine treatment is critical.
Local allergic reactions like sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes or hives don't require epinephrine.
Dr. John Overholt
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