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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
Last updated on October 6th, 2017
 
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