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What are the main symptoms of anaphylaxis?

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Dr. John Overholt
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Several

Anaphylaxis commonly manifests in several areas- skin: hives or flushing.
Low blood pressure: light-headed, dizzy, passing out. Bronchospasm: wheezing, shortness of breath. Patients also frequently describe a sense of impending doom- "i knew something was really wrong".

In brief: Several

Anaphylaxis commonly manifests in several areas- skin: hives or flushing.
Low blood pressure: light-headed, dizzy, passing out. Bronchospasm: wheezing, shortness of breath. Patients also frequently describe a sense of impending doom- "i knew something was really wrong".
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Dr. Joshua Davidson
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: There are a few

Anaphylaxis is the term given to a systemic hypersensitivity reaction.
It's where the body's immune system identifies a "harmful" substance and generates a reaction to it. The symptoms typically consist of a hive-like rash, redness, a rapid heart rate and sweating. This can progress to swelling of the throat and a drop in blood pressure that leads to fainting. Overall it is a dangerous reaction.

In brief: There are a few

Anaphylaxis is the term given to a systemic hypersensitivity reaction.
It's where the body's immune system identifies a "harmful" substance and generates a reaction to it. The symptoms typically consist of a hive-like rash, redness, a rapid heart rate and sweating. This can progress to swelling of the throat and a drop in blood pressure that leads to fainting. Overall it is a dangerous reaction.
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