Allergic Reaction (cont.)
Allergic reactions are sometimes unpredictable.
- Always watch for a return of symptoms as medications wear off or exposure to an allergen trigger continues.
- Return of symptoms may be sudden and severe.
- Anticipate a possible return of the reaction and a need to return to the medical office or emergency department.
Use all medications only as instructed or as prescribed.
- Therapy to suppress an allergic reaction may involve long-acting antihistamines and other anti-allergy medications in combination to suppress the body's immune response.
- Severe cases may require a course of steroid treatment lasting as long as four weeks.
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