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anaphylaxis is a serous allergic reaction.
usually allergic reactions are caused by allergens which stimulate a severe allergic reaction.
patients can have severe allergic reactions to things like peanuts, strawberries, seafood, shellfish, sulfa drugs, certain medications,
allergy skin testing can tell more about what a person can be allergic to and this can be avoided in the future.
special allergy doctors do skin allergy testing.
also with a history of anaphylaxis, the patient should be carrying around an epinephrine pen with them.
in case they have a severe allergic reaction, then they can use the epinephrine pen on themselves to stop the allergic reaction which can sometimes cause the airway to start to close up and stop breathing
so it can be very serious
im not the patient ,my son is
he will be seeing a specialist soon
that is good.
I hope he gets some skin allergy testing to find out what he is allergic to.
ask about an epinephrine pen just in case to have at all times
best of luck to you and him.
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does the diagnosis mean he was born with the condition
yes, many people are born with severe allergies.
many live with it unknown.
we find in the USA, severe food allergies are becoming more and more common these days.
we don't know why that is the case.
it could be something in the diet or environment which is causing more severe allergic reactions in children and adults.
his medial officer has organised epi pens and will have to leave military service this week.medical discharge
I am sorry.
good luck to you and him.
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thank you for your help, just one more thing is the condition permanent ?
yes, allergies are considered long standing and permanent conditions.
in rare cases, patients can move on and become not allergic to prior things they were allergic to
but this has not been well studied.
and most people are not willing to risk anaphylaxis to see if their allergic reactions have gone away or not.