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Ask the Right Questions at Your Next Doctor's Appointment

Who is the appointment for?

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What is the reason for the appointment?

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Has a doctor diagnosed you or your loved one with severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis)?

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Is the appointment with a current or new doctor?

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What are your symptoms? (Optional)

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What medications are you taking (if any) for severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis)? (Optional)

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Most important questions to ask about Severe Allergic Reactions

Top 10 Questions about Severe Allergic Reactions

  1. What are the symptoms of a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis)?
  2. What is severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) and what causes it?
  3. How will you know what triggers my anaphylaxis?
  4. What should I do when I experience severe allergic reaction symptoms (anaphylaxis)?
  5. What plans should be in place in case I have anaphylaxis symptoms?
  6. What are my treatment options for anaphylaxis symptoms?
  7. What precautions do I need to take to avoid anaphylaxis triggers?
  8. How do I use the medications in my anaphylaxis emergency kit?
  9. What can I expect from my anaphylaxis emergency medication and how long will it take to start working?
  10. When should I use the medications in my anaphylaxis emergency kit?
  1. What are the symptoms of a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis)?
  2. Could my allergic reaction symptoms (anaphylaxis) be caused by another medical condition?
  3. How is anaphylaxis diagnosed?
  4. Will I need to see an allergist for a diagnosis?
  5. What is severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) and what causes it?
  6. How will you know what triggers my anaphylaxis?
  7. What should I do when I experience severe allergic reaction symptoms (anaphylaxis)?
  8. Who needs to know that I experience severe allergic reaction (have anaphylaxis)?
  9. What plans should be in place in case I have anaphylaxis symptoms?
  10. What are my treatment options for anaphylaxis symptoms?
  11. What are my treatment options for preventing anaphylaxis?
  12. Would desensitization shots help my anaphylaxis?
  13. What precautions do I need to take to avoid anaphylaxis triggers?
  14. Should I wear a medical alert bracelet or necklace identifying my anaphylaxis?
  15. How can my family and friends support my treatment for anaphylaxis?
  16. How do I use the medications in my anaphylaxis emergency kit?
  17. What can I expect from my anaphylaxis emergency medication and how long will it take to start working?
  18. When should I use the medications in my anaphylaxis emergency kit?
  19. When should I call 911 or go to the emergency room?
  20. How often should I replace the medications in my anaphylaxis emergency kit?
  21. What should I do if the medications in my anaphylaxis emergency kit have expired?

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Top 10 Questions about Severe Allergic Reactions

  1. What are the symptoms of a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis)?
  2. What is severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) and what causes it?
  3. How will you know what triggers my anaphylaxis?
  4. What should I do when I experience severe allergic reaction symptoms (anaphylaxis)?
  5. What plans should be in place in case I have anaphylaxis symptoms?
  6. What are my treatment options for anaphylaxis symptoms?
  7. What precautions do I need to take to avoid anaphylaxis triggers?
  8. How do I use the medications in my anaphylaxis emergency kit?
  9. What can I expect from my anaphylaxis emergency medication and how long will it take to start working?
  10. When should I use the medications in my anaphylaxis emergency kit?

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS; Sarah Lewis, PharmD. Last Annual Review Date:  Dec. 22, 2015 Copyright: © Copyright 2015 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the Healthgrades User Agreement.

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