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What are my chances of having an allergic reaction while under anesthesia?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
5 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikely

There is little chance.
The major "reactions" to anesthesia have nothing to do with a true allergy, and are very rare.

In brief: Unlikely

There is little chance.
The major "reactions" to anesthesia have nothing to do with a true allergy, and are very rare.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not likely

Since you will be questioned several times about past history of allergies before the procedure.
It probably occurs in around 1% of cases.

In brief: Not likely

Since you will be questioned several times about past history of allergies before the procedure.
It probably occurs in around 1% of cases.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Minimal

There are very few anesthetics to which patients have allergic reactions.
It is also relatively simple for anesthesiologists to treat minor or severe allergic reactions since they already have control of the patients vital signs for the surgery.

In brief: Minimal

There are very few anesthetics to which patients have allergic reactions.
It is also relatively simple for anesthesiologists to treat minor or severe allergic reactions since they already have control of the patients vital signs for the surgery.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Rare

True allergic reaction to anesthesia is rare.
If one does have an allergic reactions during anesthesia then a thorough allergy evaluation is needed as multiple medications are typically administered very rapidly in a very short period of time.

In brief: Rare

True allergic reaction to anesthesia is rare.
If one does have an allergic reactions during anesthesia then a thorough allergy evaluation is needed as multiple medications are typically administered very rapidly in a very short period of time.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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