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Mouthwash for anaphylaxis
  1. M Jackson1,
  2. T Shaikh2
  1. 1
    John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
  2. 2
    Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, UK
  1. Dr M Jackson, mikejackson{at}

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We were called to the emergency department to help manage a suspected case of anaphylaxis. Shortly after eating hazelnuts, a middle aged man developed lip and tongue swelling and complained of difficulty in breathing. On arrival at accident and emergency this had progressed so that he was unable to speak, demonstrated pronounced inspiratory stridor and had obvious tongue swelling, although air entry remained …

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