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Allergies Epi Pollen Medication Food Peanut Allergic ReactionAllergies can be due to seasonal conditions, such as pollen or animal fur, medication reactions, foods or dust. More serious allergies can be triggered by things like bee venom which can cause anaphylaxis, a potential life-threatening emergency in certain individuals. Allergies are caused when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance like those mentioned above. 


Common Symptoms

  • Sneezing
  • Itching of eyes, nose or roof of mouth
  • Runny, stuffy nose
  • Watery, swollen or red eyes 
  • Hives/Rash
  • Swelling or Redness at site of insect bite

When To Seek Medical Help

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Known to be Allergic to bee or insect venom with no epi pen
  • Drop in blood pressure
  • Severe shortness of breath
  • Skin rash
  • Lightheaded/Dizzy
  • Weak, rapid pulse
  • Nausea and/or vomiting

Note: If you have a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) call 911 or seek emergency medical help immediately. If you carry an epinephrine auto-injector, most commonly known as an epi pen, give yourself a shot right away. Doctors Urgent Care has shots available of this type at all times, as well. 


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