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    Fog machine allergy?
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    vancefam posted:
    Hello Doctor,

    my wife was recently taken to the emergency room for an allergic reaction she had while in a nightclub. Her face had swollen up as well as her tongue, inturn restricting her airway. Docs there gave her benadryl and some steroid which reduced the swelling and she was released three hours later.

    Our suspicions of what actually caused this remain. My wife DID eat shellfish for dinner when out that night, however this is not unusual as we eat out a lot. My wife and i frequent a seafood restaurant and eat anything there without issue. We figured if the food quality were an issue, she would have had felt sick to her stomach and possibly vomited.

    The lingering question we have reached is whether or not the nightclubs' fog machine could cause such a reation. Years ago, my wife worked in a night club and would break out in hives if the fog machine was on too long. Could she have had a tolerance for this at one point which has since faded away resulting in her severe reation recently? My wife is due to see an allergist as a result of the incident, however she has no know allergies to any drug, food or otherwise that we know of.

    Thank you for your time, Benjamin M. Vance


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