Anaphylaxis Related Diseases & Conditions

Medical conditions are often related to other diseases and conditions. Our doctors have compiled a list of ailments related to the topic of Anaphylaxis. These conditions may be a cause or symptom of Anaphylaxis or be a condition for which you may be at increased risk.

  • Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension) Low blood pressure, also referred to as hypotension, is blood pressure that is so low that it causes symptoms or signs due to the...learn more »
  • Hives (Urticaria & Angioedema) Hives, also called urticaria, is a raised, itchy area of skin that is usually a sign of an allergic reaction. The allergy may be...learn more »
  • Flea Bites (Home Remedies and Treatments) Flea bites are caused by the parasitic insect, the flea. The most common species of flea in the US is the cat flea,...learn more »
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    Flea Bites (Home Remedies and Treatments) Article
    • Facts and definition of flea bites
    • What are fleas?
    • What do fleas look like?
    • What do flea bites look like?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of a flea bite?
    • Are flea bites and bed bug bites the same?
    • Is it OK to scratch itchy flea bites?
    • How are flea bites treated?
    • What natural or home remedies soothe and treat flea bites?
    • Can I get sick with an infection or disease from flea bites?
    • How can I tell if I have fleas in my house or apartment?
    • What natural remedies or solutions get rid of fleas in the home?
    • What other treatments get rid of fleas in the home?
    • Do I have to have a pet to get flea bites?
    • How can flea bites be prevented?
  • Itch (Itching or Pruritus) Itching can be a common problem. Itches can be localized or generalized. There are many causes of itching to include: infection...learn more »
  • Bee and Wasp Sting Bees, wasps, and fire ants are related insects that belong to the Hymenoptera order. There are thousands of species of wasps...learn more »
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    Bee and Wasp Sting Article
    • Bee and wasp sting facts
    • Insect stings overview
    • What are the types of wasps?
    • What are the types of bees?
    • What are causes of bee and wasp stings?
    • What are the symptoms of a bee or wasp sting?
    • When should I call a doctor about a bee or wasp sting?
    • How is a bee or wasp sting diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for a bee or wasp sting?
    • What are the complications of a bee or wasp sting?
    • How can I prevent a bee or wasp sting?
  • Tongue Problems There are a variety of diseases and conditions that can cause tongue problems, discoloration, and soreness. Though most tongue...learn more »
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    Tongue Problems Article
    • Tongue facts
    • What are common tongue problems?
    • What causes tongue problems?
    • What are the risk factors for tongue problems?
    • White tongue
    • Red tongue
    • Black tongue
    • Increased size or tongue swelling
    • Growths on the tongue
    • Abnormalities of the tongue surface
    • Tongue pain
    • Altered sensation of the tongue
    • Taste problems
    • Problems with tongue movement
    • What are tongue problems in infants and children?
    • What are tongue problems in pregnancy?
    • What specialists treat tongue problems?
    • How do health-care professionals diagnose tongue problems?
    • Are there home remedies for tongue problems?
    • What are the treatments for tongue problems?
    • Is it possible to prevent tongue problems?
    • What is the prognosis for tongue problems?
  • Spider Bites (Including Black Widow and Brown Recluse) The majority of spiders in the United States are harmless. Two exceptions include the black widow spider and the brown recluse...learn more »
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    Spider Bites (Including Black Widow and Brown Recluse) Article
    • Spider bites facts
    • What are the symptoms of spider bites?
    • Black widow spider bite symptoms
    • Brown recluse spider bite symptoms
    • Are spider bites dangerous?
    • What should you do if you are bitten by a spider?
    • What should you do if you are bitten by a black widow or brown recluse spider?
  • Shock (Medical) Medical shock is a life-threatening medical condition. There are several types of medical shock, including: septic shock,...learn more »
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    Shock (Medical) Article
    • Shock facts
    • What is shock?
    • What are the types of shock?
    • What are the causes of shock?
    • What are the symptoms of shock?
    • When should I seek medical care for shock?
    • What is the treatment for shock?
    • Can shock be prevented?
    • What is the outlook for shock?
  • Anxiety Anxiety is a feeling of apprehension and fear characterized by symptoms such as trouble concentrating, headaches, sleep problems,...learn more »
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    Anxiety Article
    • Generalized anxiety disorder facts
    • What is anxiety?
    • What are the types of anxiety disorders?
    • What are anxiety symptoms and signs?
    • What is generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)?
    • How common is generalized anxiety disorder?
    • Are other mental health diagnoses associated with generalized anxiety disorder?
    • What are causes and risk factors for generalized anxiety disorder?
    • How do health-care professionals diagnose generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)?
    • What types of specialists treat generalized anxiety disorder?
    • What is the treatment for anxiety?
    • What are the side effects of anxiety medications?
    • What are complications of generalized anxiety disorder?
    • Is it possible to prevent anxiety?
    • What is the prognosis of generalized anxiety disorder?
    • Are there support groups for those with generalized anxiety disorder?
    • Where can people find additional information on generalized anxiety disorder?
  • Mercury Poisoning Mercury is a naturally occurring element found in water, soil, and the air. Mercury also is contained in some fish, some of the...learn more »
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    Mercury Poisoning Article
    • Mercury poisoning definition and facts*
    • What is mercury?
    • What are the forms sources of mercury?
    • What factors determine the severity of health effects from mercury exposure?
    • What are the side effects, signs, and symptoms of mercury poisoning?
    • What about mercury in batteries?
    • What about mercury in dental amalgam?
    • What about mercury in fish?
    • What about mercury in fluorescent light bulbs?
    • What about thimerosal in vaccines?
    • Thermometers (Fever)
    • Recycling and Disposal
    • Spills and Cleanup
    • Mercury-Containing Products
    • Where You Live
  • Allergy (Allergies) An allergy refers to a misguided reaction by our immune system in response to bodily contact with certain foreign substances. ...learn more »
  • Nausea and Vomiting (Causes, Natural Remedies, Diet, Medication) Nausea is an uneasiness of the stomach that often precedes vomiting. Nausea and vomiting are not diseases, but they are symptoms...learn more »
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    Nausea and Vomiting (Causes, Natural Remedies, Diet, Medication) Article
    • Nausea and vomiting definition and facts
    • What is nausea? What is vomiting?
    • What causes nausea or vomiting?
    • Throat and stomach irritants that cause nausea and vomiting
    • Nausea and vomiting caused by neurological conditions
    • Other diseases and conditions that cause nausea and vomiting
    • Nausea and vomiting caused by medications and medical treatments
    • Morning sickness nausea and vomiting during pregnancy
    • Vomiting in infants
    • How do doctors diagnose the cause of nausea and vomiting?
    • What natural home remedies help relieve for nausea or vomiting?
    • What is the medical treatment for nausea or vomiting?
    • When should I call the doctor if I have nausea and vomiting?
  • Dysphagia Dysphagia or difficulty in swallowing, swallowing problems. Dysphagia is due to problems in nerve or muscle control. It is...learn more »
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    Dysphagia Article
    • Dysphagia facts
    • What is dysphagia?
    • What causes dysphagia?
    • Physical obstruction of the pharynx or esophagus
    • Diseases of the brain
    • Diseases of the smooth muscle of the esophagus
    • Diseases of skeletal muscle of the pharynx
    • Miscellaneous diseases
    • Swallowing-related symptoms
    • Non-swallowing-related
    • What is the differential diagnosis for dysphagia?
    • How is dysphagia evaluated and the cause diagnosed?
    • How is dysphagia treated?
    • What is the prognosis for dysphagia?
    • What does the future offer for dysphagia?
  • Bug Bites and Stings Bug bites and stings have been known to transmit insect-borne illnesses such as West Nile virus, Rocky Mountain spotted fever,...learn more »
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    Bug Bites and Stings Article
    • Bug bites and stings facts*
    • Bug bites and stings introduction
    • What can I do to keep insects away?
    • What's the proper way to use insect repellent?
    • What's the best way to remove a bee stinger?
    • What should I do if I find a tick on me or my child?
    • What can be done for itching and pain from bites and stings?
    • When is medical attention needed?
    • Where can I find more information on bug bites and stings?
  • Food Allergy The most common food allergies are to eggs, nuts, milk, peanuts, fish, shellfish, strawberries and tomatoes. Symptoms and signs...learn more »
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    Food Allergy Article
    • Food allergy facts
    • What is a food allergy?
    • What causes allergic reactions to food?
    • What are food allergy symptoms and signs?
    • What are food allergy risk factors?
    • Do infants and children have problems with food allergy?
    • What are the most common food allergies?
    • What is cross-reactivity?
    • What is oral allergy syndrome?
    • What is exercise-induced food allergy?
    • What conditions have mistakenly been attributed to food allergy?
    • What conditions mimic food allergy?
    • What types of health care specialists diagnose and treat food allergies?
    • How do health care professionals diagnose food allergies? What tests do health specialists use to diagnose food allergies?
    • What is the treatment for a food allergy?
    • Are allergy shots effective in preventing or decreasing food allergy?
    • What are complications of food allergies?
    • What is the prognosis (outlook) for food allergy?
    • What research is being done on food allergies?
  • Insect Sting Allergies The majority of stinging insects in the United States are from bees, yellow jackets, hornets, wasps, and fire ants. Severity of...learn more »
    In This Article
    Insect Sting Allergies Article
    • Stinging insect allergy facts
    • What are stinging insects?
    • What types of insect sting reactions occur?
    • What are signs and symptoms of insect sting allergies?
    • Who is at risk for insect sting allergies?
    • What tests do doctors use to diagnose an insect sting allergy?
    • What specialists treat insect sting allergies?
    • What is the treatment for a severe allergic reaction?
    • Are there home remedies for insect sting allergies?
    • How can I avoid insect stings?
    • What can I do about becoming immune to insect allergy?
    • What is the prognosis for an insect sting allergy?
  • Latex Allergy Latex allergy is a condition where the body reacts to latex, a natural product derived from the rubber tree. The reaction can...learn more »
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    Latex Allergy Article
    • Latex allergy facts
    • What is latex and where is it found?
    • What caused the rise in latex allergies?
    • Who is at risk for developing a latex allergy?
    • What are the symptoms and signs of the two forms of latex allergy?
    • How do health-care professionals assess and diagnose a latex allergy?
    • What is the treatment for a latex allergy?
    • Latex-containing products (partial list)
  • Allergic Cascade The allergic cascade refers to allergic reactions that happen in the body in response to allergens. A variety of immune cells and...learn more »
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    Allergic Cascade Article
    • The allergic cascade facts
    • What are the "players" in the allergic cascade?
    • What about a more detailed look at the "players"?
    • What are cytokines?
    • What is the "early phase" of an allergic reaction?
    • What is the "late phase" of an allergic reaction?
    • What are the symptoms and consequences of the allergic cascade?
    • How does understanding the allergic cascade help?
  • Peanut Allergy About 1% to 2% of people in the U.S. have a peanut allergy. Symptoms and signs of a peanut allergy include rash, hives, redness,...learn more »
    In This Article
    Peanut Allergy Article
    • Peanut allergy facts
    • What is a peanut allergy?
    • How common is a peanut allergy?
    • Why is peanut allergy increasing and what are risk factors for a peanut allergy?
    • What are peanut allergy symptoms and signs? How do physicians diagnose a peanut allergy?
    • How are peanut allergies managed? What is the treatment for a peanut allergy?
    • Can a peanut allergy be cured or outgrown?
  • Drug Allergy (Medication Allergy) Drug or medication allergies are caused when the immune system mistakenly creates an immune response to a medication. Symptoms of...learn more »
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    Drug Allergy (Medication Allergy) Article
    • Drug allergy definition
    • What are the signs and symptoms of an allergy to drug (medication) allergy?
    • To what types of drugs are people most allergic?
    • Is there a test for drug (medication) allergies?
    • What is the treatment for a drug (medication) allergy?
    • What should I do if I have an allergic reaction to a drug?
  • First Aid First aid is a complicated subject and it is situation-specific. First aid is defined as the help and medical assistance someone...learn more »
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    First Aid Article
    • First Aid
    • First Aid Kit
    • CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Fitness Regular physical activity can reduce the risk of disease. Regular exercise can also reduce the symptoms of stress and anxiety....learn more »
    In This Article
    Fitness Article
    • The importance of physical activity and fitness
    • Why should I be active?
    • Can everyone benefit from physical activity?
    • What are the recommendations for increasing fitness for youth, adults, and seniors?
    • How do I get started with a fitness plan?
    • When is a medical evaluation necessary?
    • How can I make physical activity a part of my life?
    • What are the components of physical fitness?
    • Fitness terms