NCLEX RN Practice Question # 533

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Nclex Practice Questions

HYPERSENSITIVITY AND ALLERGY

Description

  • An allergy is an abnormal, individual response to certain substances that normally do not trigger such an exaggerated reaction.
  • In some types of allergies, a reaction occurs on a second and subsequent contact with the allergen.
  • Skin testing may be done to determine the allergen.
  • Types of hypersensitivity reactions

Assessment

  • History of exposure to allergens
  • Itching, tearing, and burning of eyes and skin
  • Rashes
  • Nose twitching, nasal stuffiness

Interventions

  • Identification of the specific allergen
  • Management of the symptoms with antihistamines, anti-inflammatory agents, or corticosteroids
  • Ointments, creams, wet compresses, and soothing baths for local reactions
  • Desensitization programs may be recommended

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