Allergic Reaction (cont.)
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Self-Care at Home
Avoid triggers! 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. Apply a bag of frozen vegetables wrapped in a towel as an ice pack.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/16/2015
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