Anaphylaxis AnaphylaxisRelated Tools & References « Back to Anaphylaxis Index Sorted Alphabetically A-Z Sort by popularity Doctor: Checklist to Take To Your Doctor's Appointment Doctor: Getting the Most from Your Doctor's Appointment Dysphagia Fainting (Syncope) Hoarseness How to Choose a Doctor Itching Shortness of Breath Swollen Tongue Vomiting Wheezing Sorted by Popularity (as on MedicineNet) Sort alphabetically Shortness of Breath Itching Swollen Tongue Vomiting How to Choose a Doctor Hoarseness Fainting (Syncope) Wheezing Dysphagia Doctor: Getting the Most from Your Doctor's Appointment Doctor: Checklist to Take To Your Doctor's Appointment Suggested Reading on Anaphylaxis by Our Doctors Related Diseases & Conditions 18 articles Itching Itching can be a common problem. Itches can be localized or generalized. There are many causes of itching to include: infection (jock itch, vaginal itch), Hives Hives, also called urticaria, is a raised, itchy area of skin that is usually a sign of an allergic reaction. The allergy may be to food or medications, Allergy An allergy refers to a misguided reaction by our immune system in response to bodily contact with certain foreign substances. When these allergens come Anxiety Anxiety is a feeling of apprehension and fear characterized by physical symptoms. Anxiety disorders are serious medical illnesses that affect approximately Food Allergy The most common food allergies are to eggs, nuts, milk, peanuts, fish, shellfish, strawberries and tomatoes. Symptoms and signs include nausea, vomiting, 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 spider. Symptoms of a harmless Nausea and Vomiting Nausea is an uneasiness of the stomach that often precedes vomiting. Nausea and vomiting are not diseases, but they are symptoms of many conditions. The Mercury Poisoning Mercury is a naturally occurring element found in water, soil, and the air. Mercury is also contained in some fish, some of the products we use in the Dysphagia Dysphagia or difficulty in swallowing, swallowing problems. Dysphagia is due to problems in nerve or muscle control. It is common, for example, after a 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 found throughout the world. 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, and Lyme disease. Though Shock (Medical) Medical shock is a life-threatening medical condition. There are several types of medical shock, septic shock, anaphylactic shock, cardiogenic shock, hypovolemic Insect Sting Allergies The majority of stinging insects in the United States are from Bees, Yellow Jackets, Hornets, Wasps and Fire Ants. Severity of reactions to stings varies Allergic Cascade The allergic cascade refers to allergic reactions that happen in the body in response to allergens. A variety of immune cells and chemical messengers participate Drug Allergies Drug allergies are cause when the immune system mistakenly creates an immune response to a medication. Symptoms of a drug allergic reaction include hives, Fitness Regular physical activity can reduce the risk of disease. Regular exercise can also reduce the symptoms of stress and anxiety. There are fitness programs Latex Allergy Latex allergy is a condition where the body reacts to latex, a natural product derived from the rubber tree. The reaction can either be delayed and cause First Aid First aid is a complicated subject and it is situation-specific. First aid is the help and medical assistance that someone gives, not only to an injured Medications 11 articles Procedures & Tests 1 articles Pictures, Images & Quizzes 3 articles Doctor's & Expert's Views 8 articles Health News 28 articles Health Features 9 articles Allergy and Asthma Newsletter Sign up to stay informed with the latest allergy and asthma-related updates on MedicineNet delivered to your inbox FREE! BONUS! Get a Free PDF Allergy/Asthma Health Report when you sign up! Sign up for more topics!