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Which symptoms of an allergic reaction need medical attention?

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  • Difficulty breathing or wheezing
  • Tightness in the throat or a feeling that the airways are closing
  • Hoarseness or trouble speaking
  • Swollen lips, tongue, or throat
  • Nausea, abdominal pain, or vomiting
  • Fast heartbeat or pulse
  • Anxiety or dizziness
  • Loss of consciousness

From: Allergic Reaction Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: "AAAAI Allergy and Asthma Drug Guide."

Cleveland Clinic: "Over the Counter: Choosing the Right Allergy Medications."

KidsHealth: "Serious Allergic Reactions (Anaphylaxis)."

Family Doctor: "Anaphylaxis."

Family Doctor: "Allergies: Things You Can Do to Control Your Symptoms."

eMedicineHealth: "Allergic Reaction."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 12, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: "AAAAI Allergy and Asthma Drug Guide."

Cleveland Clinic: "Over the Counter: Choosing the Right Allergy Medications."

KidsHealth: "Serious Allergic Reactions (Anaphylaxis)."

Family Doctor: "Anaphylaxis."

Family Doctor: "Allergies: Things You Can Do to Control Your Symptoms."

eMedicineHealth: "Allergic Reaction."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 12, 2017

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