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What's the best way to stop a food allergy (immediate or delayed, but not anaphylactic shock) reaction?

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Dr. Amy Shah
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Benadryl (diphenhydramine)

If a reaction such as itching happens to a food- an antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help.
However, be careful with food allergies because they can worsen each time you eat that particular food. Therefore the first time you may feel just mild itching and swelling but the next time it could be a full anaphylactic reaction. The safest thing to do is to avoid the food until you get allergy tested.

In brief: Benadryl (diphenhydramine)

If a reaction such as itching happens to a food- an antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help.
However, be careful with food allergies because they can worsen each time you eat that particular food. Therefore the first time you may feel just mild itching and swelling but the next time it could be a full anaphylactic reaction. The safest thing to do is to avoid the food until you get allergy tested.
Dr. Amy Shah
Dr. Amy Shah
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Epinephrine

That is a difficult question to answer. Most individuals with food reactions are experiencing anaphylaxis yet will deny it.
The only treatment that will help during a food reaction is injectable epinephrine. Antihistamines and brochodilators are helpful adjuncts. One should strictly avoid the food they are allergic to and been seen by an allergist to MAP out treatment plans.

In brief: Epinephrine

That is a difficult question to answer. Most individuals with food reactions are experiencing anaphylaxis yet will deny it.
The only treatment that will help during a food reaction is injectable epinephrine. Antihistamines and brochodilators are helpful adjuncts. One should strictly avoid the food they are allergic to and been seen by an allergist to MAP out treatment plans.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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Dr. Michael Palumbo
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Don't mess around

When it comes to food allergy reactions, use epi and get to the hospital.
Even if it appears to be a mild reaction symptoms can progress rapidly and next thing you know your airflow is impeded. Don't second guess, epi is safe and effective and lifesaving in many cases.

In brief: Don't mess around

When it comes to food allergy reactions, use epi and get to the hospital.
Even if it appears to be a mild reaction symptoms can progress rapidly and next thing you know your airflow is impeded. Don't second guess, epi is safe and effective and lifesaving in many cases.
Dr. Michael Palumbo
Dr. Michael Palumbo
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