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NOTICE: This condition is a medical emergency. Call 911 for immediate care.

Overview

For people with severe allergies, exposure to their allergen can result in a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction to venom, food, or medication. Most cases of anaphylaxis are caused by a bee stin[read article]

Tests for Anaphylaxis

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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Immunoglobulin E (IgE) Blood Test
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Medical Procedures for Anaphylaxis

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Endotracheal intubation (EI) is an emergency procedure most often performed in patients who are unconscious or who cannot breathe on their own. EI helps to prevent ...  More
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Administration of Intravenous Fluids
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Oxygen therapy provides supplemental oxygen to people with breathing disorders.  More
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Surgical Procedures for Anaphylaxis

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A tracheostomy is a medical procedure-either temporary or permanent-in which a tube is surgically implanted into a person's windpipe so that he or she can brea...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Anaphylaxis

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EPINEPHRINE (ep i NEF rin) helps open up air passages and makes breathing easier for people with mild asthma.  More
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DIPHENHYDRAMINE (dye fen HYE dra meen) is an antihistamine. It is used to treat the symptoms of an allergic reaction. It is also used to treat Parkinson's dise...  More
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ALBUTEROL (al BYOO ter ole) is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat and to prev...  More
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METHYLPREDNISOLONE (meth ill pred NISS oh lone) is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common ...  More
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PREDNISOLONE (pred NISS oh lone) is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions trea...  More
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AMINOPHYLLINE (am in OFF i lin) is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat the sym...  More
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FAMOTIDINE (fa MOE ti deen) is a type of antihistamine that blocks the release of stomach acid. It is used to treat stomach or intestinal ulcers. It can also reliev...  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Anaphylaxis

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EPINEPHRINE (ep i NEF rin) helps open up air passages and makes breathing easier for people with mild asthma.  More
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DIPHENHYDRAMINE (dye fen HYE dra meen) is an antihistamine. It is used to treat the symptoms of an allergic reaction. It is also used to treat Parkinson's dise...  More
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FAMOTIDINE (fa MOE ti deen) is a type of antihistamine that blocks the release of stomach acid. It is used to treat stomach or intestinal ulcers. It can also reliev...  More
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