Allergic Reaction (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
Are There Home Remedies for Allergic Reactions?
Avoid triggers of allergic reactions. If people know they have an allergic reaction to peanuts, for example, they should not eat them and should go out of their way to avoid foods prepared with or around peanuts (see Food Allergy).
Self-care at home is not enough in severe reactions. A severe reaction is a medical emergency.
Slight reactions with mild symptoms usually respond to nonprescription allergy medications.
For small, localized skin reactions, use a cold, wet cloth or ice for relief. One option is to apply a bag of frozen vegetables wrapped in a towel as an ice pack.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/12/2016
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE
Must Read Articles Related to Allergic Reaction
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Allergic Reaction:
Allergic Reaction - Drug Allergy
Have you ever had an allergic reaction to a drug?
Allergic Reaction - Testing
Did you have testing to confirm which substances cause your allergic reactions?
Allergic Reaction - Treatment
What was the treatment for your allergic reaction?
Allergic Reaction - Symptoms
What were the symptoms and signs of your allergic reaction?
Allergic Reaction - Experience
Please describe your experience with an allergic reaction.
Allergic Reaction - Home Remedies
Have any home remedies been effective for your allergic reaction(s)?
- Track Cold and Flu Symptoms Near You
- How Colds and Allergies Can Lead to Tinnitus
- Allergies and Chronic Inflammation