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What are my chances of having an allergic reaction while under anesthesia?
8 doctors weighed in

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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