A bad allergic reaction affects your whole body. Doctors call it an anaphylactic reaction. Your immune system may have reacted to food or medicine. Or maybe you had an insect bite or sting. This kind of reaction can happen the first time you come into contact with a substance. Or it may take many times before a substance causes a problem.
You need to get help right away if your body reacts like this again.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Give an epinephrine shot if:
After giving an epinephrine shot call 911, even if you feel better.
Call 911 if:
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: October 6, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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