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When do severe food allergy symptoms require a doctor

Rapid swelling of the throat or tongue
Trouble breathing, wheezing, or deep cough; a pale face or blue lips or earlobes
Feeling faint

Signs of shock, including:
Lightheadedness or a feeling that you are about to pass out
Restlessness, confusion, or a sense of impending doom
Moist, cool skin, or possibly profuse sweating
Weakness, thirst, nausea, or vomiting
Been given an epinephrine shot, even if you feel better.

If you witness a severe allergic reaction and the person becomes unconscious, callor other emergency services immediately.

If your food allergy symptoms are getting worse, call your doctor. It is important to know which foods are to blame so that you can avoid them.

Watchful waiting

If your food allergy symptoms do not get worse or are not too severe or bothersome, you can try eliminating suspect foods from your diet to see whether symptoms disappear.