Editor: V. Dimov, M.D., Allergist/Immunologist, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Clinical Associate Professor, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Anaphylaxis is a severe, whole-body allergic reaction to an allergen. Anaphylaxis happens quickly after allergen exposure, is severe, and involves the whole body. Anaphylaxis affects between 1.5% and 5% of people.
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Anaphylaxis action plan
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What to expect when visiting an allergy clinic
Current allergy skin tests are virtually painless. This video by Dr. Bassett, a board-certified allergist from New York City, shows what to expect when visiting an allergy clinic for diagnosis and treatment:
Questions to ask if a patient has a suspected episode of anaphylaxis
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