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Good evening, I had an allergic reaction to I believe

Good evening, I had an allergic reaction to I believe peanuts, I’m usually ok with cooked peanuts so not sure why this time but took 2 Benadryl around 5pm and I’m all congested in my head and my face is pretty deformed, wondering if I should go to an ER?
Sat, 6 Oct 2018
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