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Woman experiencing a severe reaction

Warning Signs of a Severe Reaction

When your tongue feels thick after eating some fruit, when your throat feels tight after a bee sting, or when your heart races after taking some medications, you could be experiencing a severe reaction.  A severe reaction can occur at any time and can be caused by anything from medication to bee stings to food allergies.

“When an irritant is in the bloodstream, the body can react in mild, moderate or severe ways,” said Advance ER physician Dr. Thomas Allen. “When you start to feel a tightness in your mouth and throat or have trouble breathing or staying alert, it’s time to head to the nearest ER, preferably Advance ER.”

Warning signs for a severe reaction:

  • Swelling
  • Dizziness
  • Hives or itching
  • Redness, itching or swelling at a bite site
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Weakness
  • Rapid pulse
  • Diahrrea
  • Stomach cramps or leg cramps
  • Headache
  • Sweating or chills
  • Wheezing or coughing
  • Shock

If you or your loved one experiences any of these warning signs, call 911 or go to the nearest ER such as Advance ER for emergency care. “We commonly treat patients experiencing a severe reaction and our board-certified physicians have the equipment needed to bring you the top quality medical care that you need,” said Dr. Allen. “We’re here when you need us.”

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms are not sure what to do, call Advance ER to speak with a doctor.

“We’re proud to offer No Wait care, which means you get right into a bed and can have a bedside check-in with the paperwork. Your doctor is with you in moments. When you’re suffering from a severe reaction, it’s comforting to know you can have instant access to top emergency medical services at Advance ER,” said Dr. Allen.

Advance ER has pioneered top care services such as No Wait care, bedside check-in, concierge service and refreshment menu. In addition, when a specialist is needed, you can have a face-to-face consultation within minutes by using our ground-breaking SPECIALIST NOW service.

Advance ER is available in two locations for your convenience:
Advance ER – Galleria Area

12338 Inwood Road Dallas, TX 75244

Advance ER – Park Cities

5201 W Lovers Lane Dallas, TX 75209

Meet Dr. Allen:

Thomas Allen, M.D., FACEP, is board-certified in emergency medicine. He received his medical degree from Oregon Health Science University, Portland, OR. He completed his internship at the Legacy Health Systems’ Emanuel and Good Samaritan Hospitals, Portland, OR, and his residency at the University of Texas at Houston Herman Hospitals, Houston, TX.

Dr. Allen has been practicing for over two decades. He and his family are active in their Dallas community and love being a part of the neighborhood.