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  1. Allergic Reaction - Prevention

    To prevent problems with severe allergic reactions: If you or your child have had a severe allergic reaction, talk to your doctor about getting a prescription for an allergy kit. Learn when and how to use it, and have it near you at all times.

  2. Allergic Reaction - Topic Overview

    Allergies are an overreaction of the body's natural defense system that helps fight infections (immune system).

  3. Topic Overview

    Oral antihistamines are available without a prescription. Common types such as diphenhydramine (for example,Benadryl),chlorpheniramine (for example,Chlor-Trimeton),and loratadine (for example,Claritin) are used to treat allergy symptoms and itching. Look for generic or store brands,which often cost less than name brands. For example,diphenhydramine is the generic name for the brand name ...

  4. Topic Overview

    Hay fever symptoms include itchy,watering eyes; sneezing; runny,stuffy,or itchy nose; headache; and fatigue. The following home treatment measures may help relieve your symptoms: Take an antihistamine,such as Benadryl or Chlor-Trimeton,to reduce symptoms of itchy,watery eyes,sneezing,or runny,itchy nose. Be sure to read and follow any warnings on the label. Don't give antihistamines ...

  5. Topic Overview

    What is postnasal drip? Your nose and throat make mucus all the time. This mucus keeps your nose and throat moist,and it clears away bacteria and other things that can cause infections and allergies. Most of the time,this mucus is swallowed and you don't even notice it. But when you have a cold,congestion,or allergies,the amount of mucus can increase,build up,and thicken. The feeling ...

  6. Topic Overview

    If you have used an epinephrine shot to treat an allergic reaction or have been accidentally stuck with an epinephrine shot,call your doctor. You may need more medical care. An accidental stick in the hands or feet may stop blood flow to these areas. Keeping everything you need together in one place (allergy kit) can help you deal with a severe allergic reaction ( anaphylaxis ). Your allergy ...

  7. Allergic Reaction - Check Your Symptoms

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  8. Allergic Reaction - Health Tools

    Use these allergic reaction health tools to help make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.

  9. Allergic Reaction - Preparing For Your Appointment

    A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat an Allergic Reaction.

  10. Allergic Reaction - Home Treatment

    Tips to help relieve symptoms of an allergic reaction such as hives.

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