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Reactions to foods come in different shapes and sizes. The stronger reactions are easy to spot. Pain and swelling usually flood back within a couple of hours after ingestion. More subtle are reactions that bring on headaches, mental fog, anxiety, intestinal distress, sleepiness or fatigue. Symptoms from hyper-acute reactions can be lessened by taking one tablet of alka-seltzer (the gold box version) in a large glass of water. This can be repeated every 4 hours if needed.
Anaphylactic reactions are life threatening, extreme allergic reactions that can occur due to food, medications or insect bites. They can result in dizziness, a sudden drop in blood pressure, breathing problems, asthma attacks, loss of consciousness. They can very well be fatal, and must be treated immediately. Patients who are prone to these attacks usually carry an emergency kit containing epinephrine around with them.
Medical Info Sources for H/AREA home page
Legislative initiatives in such areas as food labeling, schools,restaurants, and airlines.Links to Advocacy Pages are made available. This is a Federal Government Source (DOHHS) for Woman's Health Information. Within the NWHIC's alphabetical data base of medical information (ie. Health Topics) are links to woman's asthma publications and organizations.
Doc & Allergy and Asthma Source
MP: Yes. Anaphylaxis can trigger asthma attacks that are notoriously difficult to treat. Wheezing, cough, chest tightness, and shortness of breath commonly occur during an asthma attack but are also life threatening symptoms seen during anaphylaxis (Wang. Clinical and Experimental Allergy, 37, 651-660). In some cases, respiratory symptoms can be the only manifestation (Moneret-Vautrin et al. Allergy. 2005: 60: 443-451). Anaphylaxis presenting in this way must be quickly treated with epinephrine.
FAQ's - Allergy-MD
Anaphylactic shock is a life-threatening allergic reaction. Symptoms can include swelling in the mouth and throat, wheezing, difficulty breathing, hives, fainting, and drop in blood pressure. This is caused by the cells in the body releasing large amounts of histamines into the blood. This type of reaction is rare and can be caused by allergic reactions to foods, medications, or insect stings. Anaphylactic shock is a medical emergency and can cause death if not treated immediately.
Allergy Frequently Asked Questions
Asthmatics are prone to severe breathing difficulties in an allergic reaction, which is why the CSACI Consensus Statement expresses concern about asthmatics who are also at risk of anaphylaxis, and stresses that they MUST keep their asthma controlled. The CSACI says: "In cases where an anaphylactic reaction is suspected, but there is uncertainty whether or not the person is experiencing an asthma attack, epinephrine should be used first (e.g. before a puffer).
National Peanut Board - Food Allergy Questions & Answers
Some people do not have to eat the food to have an allergic reaction; breathing or touching the food to which they are allergic can cause a reaction. It is not correct that if you administer a shot of epinephrine during a food allergic reaction, you can forgo further treatment. It is also not correct that you should try to “tough out” a reaction.
Food Allergy FAQ
the first sign of an allergic reaction to a food, call 911 immediately. Time is of the essence. Most food allergy fatalities occur within an hour of ingesting the allergenic food. If you are not minutes away from an emergency room, you may need to use an EpiPen, which you should always carry in case of an emergency.
Anaphylactoid reactions were not reported in patients receiving Celebrex in clinical trials. However, as with NSAIDs in general, anaphylactoid reactions may occur in patients without known prior exposure to Celebrex. Celebrex should not be given to patients with the aspirin triad.
National Peanut Board - Food Allergy Questions & Answers
Tiny amounts of a food can cause severe allergic reactions. Additionally, experts have not yet defined the smallest amount of food allergen that can be safely consumed by an allergic individual, and it is not correct that just “one little bite” of an allergy-causing food will not hurt you.
Kansas Evolution Hearings: Nancy Bryson and James Barham
At the end of the talk the evolution professor stood and read a prepared statement. He brought in a prepared statement and the-- he talked for about five minutes, and the gist of his statement was that-- what he said - this is a quote - "This is just religion masquerading as science."
No safe levels have been suggested as yet, but the amounts causing a reaction can be very small indeed.
Travel to Mongolia with Boojum Expeditions: Mongolia's Trave...
Plentiful, tasty, basic. Mutton, rice and noodles form the basis of our diet, just as it does for the local people. Over the years our hosts have improved the trail rations to include some vegetables, eggs, peanut butter, cheese and even yak, now and then. If you are a vegetarian you must speak to the trip leader about your specific requirements.
Messiah College: Agapé Center for Service and Learnin...
Food will be provided for all volunteers with Special Olympics. For people serving in community projects, lunch will either be provided by the site or bag lunches will be made available.
Poison Ivy Treatment - Zanfel Poison Ivy Wash Frequently Ask...
Cutting, handling, or pulling the plant's stems. There is enough oil on a stem to infect more than 10,000 people. When it is concentrated that much in one spot, the oil tends to be absorbed by your body more readily Exposing an open cut, even a mosquito bite, to the plant. This allows the oil direct access to your blood system Don't handle the plants unless you wear protective gloves. Avoid touching cut or mown plants.
Frequently asked Baycol questions? Get Baycol FAQ answers he...
The major side-effect of using Baycol is Rhabdomyolysis. Any of the following could be signs that the condition has manifested itself: Other alleged conditions caused through the use of Baycol include peripheral neuropathy, gastrointestinal side effects, and unexplained allergic reactions. Peripheral neuropathy can be recognized from the loss of feeling in the hands or feet.
Strong Signals - New Scanner Users FAQ
It is a patented technology by Optoelectronics that allows selected frequency counters to automatically tune a scanner to the frequency that it just captured so that you can listen to the signal without having to manually tune to it.
NKF of Western New York
The National Kidney Foundation expects two profound responses to this bill: an influx of donated vehicles in the remaining months of 2004, and, due to the increased reporting and operational burdens, a falloff of smaller or less reputable charities that currently accept vehicle donations. While the National Kidney Foundation cannot speak for other charities, the Foundation expects to continue its proven track record of fetching some of the highest per-vehicle proceeds possible.
If an individual reacts severely to a tick bite, then potentially a life threatening anaphylactic reaction may occur in the future and tick avoidance measures must be a priority. Until recently it was possible for such people to be desensitised, however this is no longer possible do to the non-availability of reagents. (BACK)
FAQ's about Kids Clear Detoxifying Bentonite Clay Baths
A detox reaction means that the toxins are coming out too quickly for the body to handle. Symptoms include nausea, light-headedness, and brief flu-like symptoms, all of which usually pass within 24 hours. It can also mean a behavior change such as irritability, lethargy, loss of appetite, and so on. If your child has a detox reaction, wait 2 weeks before giving the next clay bath. At that time, decrease the amount of clay used and the amount of time in the tub.