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What causes shortness of breath and skin redness? 11 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Drug Allergy Overview

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

A drug allergy is an allergic reaction to a medication. Find out how to know if you have one and what to do about it.

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2

Chemical Burns

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Find information about chemical burns and how to prevent them. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of chemical burns.

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3

Angioedema (Giant Hives)

Angioedema is severe swelling beneath the skin. Sometimes the swelling is accompanied by hives. Learn about angioedema symptoms, causes, and treatment.

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4

Burns

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Burns are characterized by severe skin damage that causes the affected cells to die. Most people can recover from burns without serious health consequences.

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5

Bites and Stings

Saliva from insect bites and venom from stings can cause a reaction such as swelling and itching. Bee stings can cause these symptoms and possibly anaphylaxis, a life-threatening condition.

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6

Polycythemia Vera

Polycythemia vera is a bone marrow disorder in which the body produces too many red blood cells. Here's what you need to know about this rare condition.

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7

Poisoning Due to Black Widow Spider Venom (Black Widow Spider Bites)

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Learn how people often react to black widow spider bites. Read about how they can be treated and avoided.

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8

Marine Animal Bites or Stings

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Many marine animals bite or sting. Some animals are venomous, while others can inflict deep bites. Learn more about the risks and prevention.

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9

Fertilizer and Plant Food Poisoning

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

It's common to find plant fertilizer in homes and gardens, but plant foods can be dangerous to both people and pets. Learn more about plant food poisoning.

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10

Neutropenia

Neutropenia is a condition characterized by low levels of neutrophils, which are white blood cells that fight infection. Find out about symptoms and treatment.

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11

MRSA (Staph) Infection

MRSA is an infection caused by a type of staph bacteria that's resistant to many different antibiotics. Learn about its symptoms, causes, and treatment.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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