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Parasites & Allergies

Allergy & Parasites

The Link Between Parasites and Allergy Parasites appear to play two roles in allergy. First, they are highly allergenic; that is, they frequently trigger allergic reactions. In fact, parasitic reactions can be mistaken for food allergy, as is often the case with stro allergic anisakiasis, a condition in which ingesting raw or under-cooked fish containing […]

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Can Exercise Provoke Anaphylaxis?

It has Been Displayed That Exercise Can Provoke Anaphylaxis Strenuous exercise occasionally produces a type of exercise-induced anaphylaxis, sometimes in combination with certain foods. Recognized since the 1970s, the problem is most often triggered by arduous exertion in joggers, runners, cyclists, soccer players, skiers and those engaging in vigorous aerobics. Its symptoms mimic anaphylaxis triggered […]

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Who Is Most at Risk of Anaphylaxis

Who Is  At Risk? Roughly 1 percent of the North American population is at risk of anaphylaxis. Near-fatal or fatal anaphylactic episodes are most common among adults, although children may be at as great, or greater, risk because of their inability to recognize and act on the emergency. In children, anaphylactic episodes tend to produce […]

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Identifying the Causes of Anaphylaxis

Identifying the Causes of Anaphylaxis

How to Identify the Causes of Anaphylaxis Investigating an attack of anaphylaxis can take lots of detec-tive work, because the cause may be far from obvious. Anaphylaxis can be mistaken for fainting (“vasovagal syncope”), a more familiar but usually harmless event. Fainting is managed by simply helping the person lie down. Penicillin is the most […]

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Late Phase After-Effects Anaphylaxis

What are the “Late Phase After-Effects” of  Anaphylaxis? Even though the immediate signs of anaphylaxis may fade quickly on treatment with epinephrine, there is always a risk of a second, equally life-endangering “late phase” anaphylactictic event occurring within 3 to 12 hours of the first, requiring more epinephrine. If the second wave follows hard on […]

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