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How is anaphylaxis diagnosed?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Medical emergency
Anaphylaxis (or an anaphylactic reaction) is a medical emergency due to a severe allergic reaction.
Symptoms include shortness of breath, stridorous breathing, cyanosis, cough, etc. This is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment and/or a 9-1-1 call.

In brief: Medical emergency
Anaphylaxis (or an anaphylactic reaction) is a medical emergency due to a severe allergic reaction.
Symptoms include shortness of breath, stridorous breathing, cyanosis, cough, etc. This is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment and/or a 9-1-1 call.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: History, exam, tests
Just like any other medical condition, anaphylaxis is diagnosed by the patient see a physician, taking an appropriate history, performing and examination and, if needed, ordering allergy testing.

In brief: History, exam, tests
Just like any other medical condition, anaphylaxis is diagnosed by the patient see a physician, taking an appropriate history, performing and examination and, if needed, ordering allergy testing.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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Dr. John Overholt
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Clinically
Anaphylaxis is usually a clinical diagnosis, which means a history, signs, and symptoms that are consistent with anaphylaxis gives you the diagnosis.
A serum tryptase level, if ordered in time, can also be helpful.

In brief: Clinically
Anaphylaxis is usually a clinical diagnosis, which means a history, signs, and symptoms that are consistent with anaphylaxis gives you the diagnosis.
A serum tryptase level, if ordered in time, can also be helpful.
Dr. John Overholt
Dr. John Overholt
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