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Peanut Allergy Reaction Advice
Hi, I am just looking for some advice because I'm unsure of the next steps to take from here after a reaction. I'm allergic to most/all nuts and peanuts and have been given an Epi-Pen since these allergies can be life-threatening.
About 20 hours ago, I unknowingly ate 2 or 3 peanuts and experienced immediate symptoms of lip swelling and finding it hard to swallow. About an hour later, these reactions faded away but I started to feel nauseous and around another hour later, I developed hives around my neck area. There was also coughing, a stuffy/runny nose and a slight uncomfortable feeling in the back of my throat.
I went to sleep feeling still slightly nauseous, warm and having hives still on my neck and a little on one or two other areas.
I woke up this morning and feeling still well with my throat, stomach and neck skin area, I took a Reactine Extra Strength (should last 24h). Within about an hour, all problems went away.
So, I was wondering what/if there is anything I should be worried about after the medication wears off tomorrow, and if such things occur, what should I do? (I'm assuming that there will not be a severe late reaction.)