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Trivia You Might Be Anaphylactic & You Don't Know It

Discussion in 'Lifestyle & Healthy Living' started by queencee, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. queencee

    queencee Forum Expert Established

    Allergies and Anaphylaxis
    Anaphylaxis is a serious, potentially life-threatening allergic response that is marked by swelling, hives, lowered blood pressure, and dilated blood vessels. In severe cases, a person will go into shock. If anaphylactic shock isn't treated immediately, it can be fatal.
    This condition occurs when the immune system develops a specific allergen fighting antibody (called immunoglobulin E or IgE) that drives an inappropriate or exaggerated reaction toward a substance that is normally harmless, such as food. Your body may not react upon initial exposure but may produce antibodies with later exposures. When you are exposed to the substance later, the binding of the allergen to antibodies can lead to the presence of a large amount of a substance called histamine, which can then lead to the symptoms described above.


    What Are the Symptoms of Anaphylaxis?
    Anaphylaxis may begin with severe itching of the eyes or face and, within minutes, progress to more serious symptoms. These symptoms include swallowing and breathing difficulties, abdominal pain, cramps, vomiting,diarrhea, hives, and angioedema (swelling similar to hives, but the swelling is beneath the skin instead of on the surface).

    "If you have anaphylaxis, seek emergency medical attention immediately. The condition can quickly result in an increased heart rate, sudden weakness, a drop in blood pressure, shock, and ultimately unconsciousness and death."

    Angioedima of the face.

    What Are the Common Triggers of Anaphylaxis?


    Food is generally the most common cause of anaphylaxis. Common food triggers include nuts, shellfish (shrimp, lobster), dairy products, egg whites, and sesame seeds.

    Wasp or bee stings are also common causes of anaphylaxis.


    Exercise can trigger anaphylaxis if the activity occurs after eating allergy-provoking food.

    Medications are also a common cause of anaphylaxis.

    Pollens and other inhaled allergens (allergy-causing substances) rarely cause anaphylaxis.
    Some substances can cause reactions -- called anaphylactoid reactions -- that are similar to and just as serious as anaphylaxis, but do not involve immunoglobulin E antibodies. The most common triggers include iodine-containing dyes that can be seen on X-rays, aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like Advil,opioids, blood transfusions, and exercise.

    How Is Anaphylaxis Diagnosed?
    Anaphylaxis is diagnosed based on its symptoms. People with a history of allergic reactions may be at greater risk for developing a severe reaction in the future.
    Skin testing may help confirm the substances that cause severe allergic reactions.

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  2. ravage

    ravage Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Ano raw yung lupin queencee ?
    Lupin III lang ang alam ko.
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  3. khloe

    khloe Addict Established

    Omg! Fish, eggs, milk and peanuts are always served on my table. Good thing i don't get allergy from these foods.
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  4. queencee

    queencee Forum Expert Established

    ravage Lupine or Lupin boss rav is a flowering plant. :hilarious: Natense si boss ravage sa allergens.
  5. N1ghtmare

    N1ghtmare Forum Veteran Established

    Buti hindi diyan kasama ang shrimps and crabs, diyan ako allergic noong bata pa ako,kung alin pa yung masarap (badtrip) haha :hilarious:, buti ngayon ok na kaya naeenjoy ko na :smuggrin:
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  6. ravage

    ravage Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Nakita ko na yung lupin queencee , ganda pala ng bulaklak nyan. Beauty is deadly. :sneaky:
    May ganitong sakit ang pamangkin ko, nawawalan sya ng malay kapag inatake nito. As if nagsa-shut down ang system nya.
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2016
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  7. queencee

    queencee Forum Expert Established

    khloe Isa ka sa mga pinagpala sistah.

    N1ghtmare Naku no.1 sa list ng crustaceans ang crabs, look it up :smuggrin: my knight.

    ravage I will be terrified to see my kids and pamangkins undergo such condition boss. Doctors may prescribe EpiPen® pero siyempre iba pa rin ang laging andyan tayo pag inaatake sila.
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  8. N1ghtmare

    N1ghtmare Forum Veteran Established

    Ay Oo nga! Your Majesty queencee :nailbiting:, Hindi bale sa sobrang tigas ata ng ulo ko na immune na ako yung allergens na ata ang sumuko kaya wala ng allergic reaction sa katawan ko unlike dati namumula at kumakati ang balat ko lalo na sa may parteng likod ng tenga eh ngayon deadma na siya haha. :smuggrin::hilarious:
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  9. queencee

    queencee Forum Expert Established

    N1ghtmare Ako din I have crustaceans allergic reactions, I remember myself having a mild Angioedima sa kakaulam ng ginataang alimango :hilarious: Diretso sa ER.
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  10. N1ghtmare

    N1ghtmare Forum Veteran Established

    Naku! mabuti na lang pala talaga Madam queencee hindi pa ako nakaranas ng sobra tulad ng ganiyan na kelangan na ng Physician. :angelic::hilarious:
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