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Anaphylaxis: The Words You Should Know

Anaphylaxis is serious business. In fact, it can even be life-threatening. That’s why you should know the language surrounding this severe allergic reaction. Don’t know what “tongue test,” “biphasic anaphylaxis,” or “epi hangover” mean? Don’t worry — there’s help.

Discover the terms people use to describe anaphylaxis, including medical terminology and household lingo. Hover over the words below to get a full description of what each one means.

FLARE-UPS

Times
when psoriasis symptoms become increasingly worse. Flare-ups can be
caused by stress, dry air, medications, illness, injury, smoking,
alcohol, and not enough or too little sunlight.

EPSOM

A wonderful addition to your bathwater that can help soften troublesome plaques and ease inflamed joints.

TONGUE GUNK

An extra layer of film that covers your tongue when you’re experiencing inflammation.

FEELING BLUE

This
is how you can feel when dealing with the disorder, whether it’s the
physical signs or the pain from arthritis. Depression is a common side
effect of psoriasis.

DMARDs

Disease-modifying
anti-rheumatic drugs can help minimize joint damage by using live cells
to target specific parts of the immune system.

TRIGGERS

Substances
or circumstances that can make psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis worse.
Avoidable triggers include alcohol, sunburn, dry weather, stress,
beta-blocker medications, infections, and skin injuries like cuts or
scratches.

TRIGGERS

Substances
or circumstances that can make psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis worse.
Avoidable triggers include alcohol, sunburn, dry weather, stress,
beta-blocker medications, infections, and skin injuries like cuts or
scratches.

TRIGGERS

Substances
or circumstances that can make psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis worse.
Avoidable triggers include alcohol, sunburn, dry weather, stress,
beta-blocker medications, infections, and skin injuries like cuts or
scratches.

Posted by: Dr.Health

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