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Last Updated: 05 May 2022

An allergic reaction is a response the body has to a particular food or substance. Some allergies go away as a child gets older, although many are lifelong. Adults can develop hatreds points they weren't previously adverse. Having an allergic reaction can be a hassle and impact your day-to-day activities, but most allergies are mild and can be largely kept under control. Substances that cause allergic reactions are called irritants. Allergic responses usually happen quickly within a few mins of exposure to an allergen. Most allergies are mild, yet sometimes a severe reaction called anaphylaxis or anaphylactic shock can occur. A VA Video Connect session might aid you with these problems: Rhinitis; Asthma; Drug or food allergy; Urticaria; Angioedema Insect hurting reactions; Dermatitis; Suspected immune shortage; Chronic cough or chronic sinusitis; Other problems you 'd generally see an allergist or immunologist for. If you have a smart device or computer, you can use VA Video Connect to meet with a provider. Virtual sees are a simple way to share your wellness background. Then you can watch your VA Allergies & Adverse Reactions or upgrade your Personal Health Record to include Self-Entered Allergies. Telehealth is More Than a Video Chat.

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