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Misdiagnosis of Allergic reaction

Allergic reaction: Misdiagnosis

A diagnosis of an allergic reaction may be overlooked or delayed because symptoms may be mild in some people and/or may not occur very often. In addition, some symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, vomiting or diarrhea can mimic symptoms of other conditions. These include a cold, food poisoning, gastroenteritis, influenza, food intolerances, sinusitis, or eating too many hard-to-digest foods.

Allergies and the allergens that cause them can be difficult to diagnose and may be both over-diagnosed and under-diagnosed at different times. A full evaluation by a primary care physician or nurse practitioner in conjunction with an allergist or asthma specialist may be needed to properly diagnose the specific allergy that causes an allergic reaction.

Allergic reaction: Related Misdiagnoses

Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases are difficult to diagnose. Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung cancer often fail to be diagnosed early. Some of the chronic lung diseases with diagnostic difficulties include asthma (perhaps surprisingly), COPD, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, mesothelioma, smoker's cough, AIDS-related respiratory conditions (see AIDS), chronic pneumonia, and other respiratory diseases. Rare possibilities include diseases like psittacosis (bird-related lung infection). See other types of chronic lung diseases.

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Conditions listing medical symptoms: Allergic reaction:

The following list of conditions have 'Allergic reaction' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Allergic reaction:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Allergic reaction' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.

 

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