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How can I treat an allergic reaction?

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Dr. Manav Singla
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Benadryl (diphenhydramine)

Immediately stop eating the food you think is causing the problem. Take liquid or dissolving Diphenhydramine (benadryl).
If your reaction is worse: cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness, difficulty breathing, hives all over your body, swelling of lips and tongue, etc., then you need to use your Epinephrine autoinjector (epipen, twinject) and go to the nearest emergency room.

In brief: Benadryl (diphenhydramine)

Immediately stop eating the food you think is causing the problem. Take liquid or dissolving Diphenhydramine (benadryl).
If your reaction is worse: cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness, difficulty breathing, hives all over your body, swelling of lips and tongue, etc., then you need to use your Epinephrine autoinjector (epipen, twinject) and go to the nearest emergency room.
Dr. Manav Singla
Dr. Manav Singla
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Dr. Kellen Glinder
If the trigger isn't obvious, then write down everything that could have triggered it 72h prior.
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Allergy treatment

The usual sequence involves avoidance, then medications to treat symptoms, and thirdly consideration of possible immune alteration with allergen immunotherapy or other morality (ie omalizumab).
As with any disease these would be patient, symptom and cause dependant.

In brief: Allergy treatment

The usual sequence involves avoidance, then medications to treat symptoms, and thirdly consideration of possible immune alteration with allergen immunotherapy or other morality (ie omalizumab).
As with any disease these would be patient, symptom and cause dependant.
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
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