Severe Allergic Reaction (Anaphylactic Shock) (cont.)
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You will usually be observed for at least six hours after the beginning of the reaction. Occasionally, a reaction will seem to get better and then recur, and even worsen, in a few hours. Sometimes the severity of the reaction will require admission to the hospital.
Upon leaving the hospital emergency department, you should immediately obtain the medication prescribed for you. You should carry these at all times to prevent another reaction or lessen its severity.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/10/2014
Jerry R. Balentine, DO, FACEP
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