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Allergy History

 
 
 
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    Any allergies that the patient may have.
  • Known or potential allergens - pollen, dust, pets, certain foods, latex, medications
  • Symptoms of allergy - itch, rash, wheeze, rhinorrhoea, red eyes, swelling, vomiting, diarrhoea, anaphylaxis
  • How long after exposure the symptoms begin
  • Timing - age that the allergy first started, frequency of reactions, whether the reaction is seasonal
  • Severity of the reaction - hospital / ICU admissions
  • Treatment - medications given and response, epipen
  • Family history of allergy (atopy) - asthma, eczema, hay fever, food allergies
  • Common Allergens

  • Pollens - grass, tree, weed
  • Spores
  • Animals - cats, dogs, small pets, birds, horses, cockroaches
  • Food - peanuts, tree nuts, legumes, seafood, soy, fruits, eggs, wheat
  • Drugs - antibiotics, NSAIDs, ACEi, oestrogens, contrast, anaesthetic drugs
  • Venom - bees, wasps
  • Latex
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