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16 year complained of severe cramps and tingling in face and hands after having salad. Suggest?

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Daughter, 16 suddenly complained of severe cramps and tingling in face and some in hands. Gave her some 7 up ....seems somewhat better.......she ate a ceasar salad about an hour about 10 mins after the cramps.....she has called down .....
Posted Sat, 14 Sep 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Vidya KR 52 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Food allergy

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Tingling sensation after having salad points towards food allergy. If she is stable now, you can give her antihistamine medications. Needs immediate hospitalisation for management if she has any noisy breathing, loss of consciousness.

Better to get a ECG(Electrocardiogram) test done.
Avoid those food ingredients in future as she is allergic for them.

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