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Allergic reaction

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 13, 2009
  • 08:42 AM


I have had allergic reactions several times to insect bites. The reaction was swelling and itching and burning. This weekend, I got bitten and my leg swelled to double it's size! I had egg sized lumps on my leg. I've once had a rash raised one inch that covered my entire stomach. My GP said I should carry Piriton incase I get bitten and take it straight away. I did this time but still ended up at the emergency GP surgery and needed stronger antihistamines. Would it be a major over-reaction to get a medic alert bracelet?

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  • Allergic reactions are common. The immune response that causes an allergic reaction is similar to the response that causes hay fever. Most reactions happen soon after contact with an allergen. Many allergic reactions are mild, while others can be severe and life-threatening. They occur more often in people with a family history._________________Get Your 24 Hour Yeast Infection Cure Here
    melisadenny 33 Replies
    • September 9, 2009
    • 11:38 AM
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  • I agree with Melissa. An allergic reaction is the body's way of responding to an "invader." When the body senses a foreign substance, called an antigen, the immune system is triggered. The immune system normally protects the body from harmful agents such as bacteria and toxins. Its overreaction to a harmless substance (an allergen) is called a hypersensitivity reaction, or an allergic, reaction. Most allergic reactions are much less serious, such as a rash from poison ivy or sneezing from hay fever. The type of reaction depends on the person but is sometimes unpredictable.According to an allergist, an allergic reaction can be life-threatening (known as anaphylaxis). Each year in the United States, over 400 people die from anaphylactic reactions to penicillin, and nearly 100 Americans die from anaphylactic reactions to insects, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA).
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    • September 18, 2009
    • 05:38 PM
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