Anaphylactic Reactions - Person with Asthma? Person without Asthma?

Posted on: Sat, 04/14/2001 - 2:44am
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pThis question is actually being raised because it was brought up in a different thread. We do know that if you have asthma you have a greater chance of dying if you have an anaphylactic reaction. However, someone is wondering if, being asthmatic to begin with makes you more susceptible to severe (anaphylactic) reactions to begin with. The question makes sense to me because I know with my children, a virus simply isn't a virus with them because they're /
It becomes a big scary thing that a virus normally wouldn't be simply because the asthma is factored in there and triggered by the virus./p
pFor those posting who have had or whose children have had anaphylactic reactions, could you please post whether you/your child has asthma or does not have asthma?/p
pMy PA son has had two anaphylactic /
He is also asthmatic./p
pBest wishes! [img][/img]/p

Posted on: Sat, 04/14/2001 - 5:08am
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My PA asthmatic son also had two anaphylactic reactions but neither time affected his breathing...just his other body organs. Who knows about next time though?

Posted on: Sat, 04/14/2001 - 12:34pm
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Joined: 11/30/2015 - 09:59

Hi Cindy, Our son had one anaphylactic reaction. It definitely triggered his asthma. Besides the hives, throat itching and swelling, trouble swallowing, terrible tummy cramps, swelling of lips, hands, feet, and face, he started to wheeze, too. The paramedics put him on oxygen right away and administered a neb treatment en route to the hospital. (UGH, this is causing some awful flashbacks! It's a good reminder to be as "over protective" as I am!)
Peanut/Nut-free wishes,

Posted on: Sat, 04/14/2001 - 12:58pm
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Joined: 04/12/2002 - 09:00

My son has had several anaphylactic reactions that did affect his breathing. He does not have asthma.

Posted on: Sat, 04/14/2001 - 11:38pm
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Part of my son's emergency plan at school (and at home also) is that should he have a reaction, he is to be administered the Epi-pen and two puffs of his reliever asthma puffer (Ventolin). This was approved by his doctor.
Best wishes! [img][/img]

Posted on: Sun, 04/15/2001 - 5:38pm
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Joined: 09/17/2000 - 09:00

Matt is only 2, so this may change with time, but at the moment he shows no signs of asthma. He's had one (mild) anaphylactic reaction...swelling, itchy/watery eyes, runny nose, and sneezing. I think possibly itchy or tingling mouth as well, since he was kinda swiping at his mouth. He was only 10mo, though, so I don't really know if there were other symptoms or not. He didn't vomit or have diarrhea, and he didn't APPEAR to have difficulty breathing, though.

Posted on: Sun, 04/15/2001 - 11:56pm
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Joined: 07/14/2000 - 09:00

Leah has had one anaphylactic reaction from peanuts; it did not involve her breathing, thank goodness. (She had runny, itchy eyes and nose, severe vomiting, and red, itchy skin.)She does not have asthma. Miriam
[This message has been edited by California Mom (edited April 16, 2001).]

Posted on: Mon, 04/16/2001 - 1:55am
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Joined: 05/09/2001 - 09:00

Wade has had one serious anaphylactic reaction which did involve his breathing. At the time he was not yet diagnosed as asthmatic, but had all the symptoms...several ER trips due to breathing difficulties, and many episodes of croup.
Hope this helps.
Katiee (Wade's mom)

Posted on: Mon, 04/16/2001 - 4:18am
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Joined: 03/02/2000 - 09:00

Erin has had two reactions - one included everything (hives, excessive sneezing, vomiting, diarrhea, extreme sleepiness AKA drop in blood pressure) EXCEPT breathing difficulty and swelling.
Her other one did include breathing difficulties.
She does have asthma.

Posted on: Mon, 04/16/2001 - 7:12am
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Joined: 12/21/1999 - 09:00

My son has had one reaction which was considered anaphylatic. He did have wheezing but was not diagnosed as asthmatic at that time. However, he was diagnosed as being asthmaic two years later.

Posted on: Mon, 04/16/2001 - 9:12am
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Joined: 11/11/1999 - 09:00

Rachel does not have asthma but has had anaphylactic reactions.


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