Peanuts, Chemicals, Penicillin, Fur, Eggs, Fish, and so much more.
Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction that leads to a fall in blood pressure and difficulty breathing.
Can you name 3 things people can be allergic too?
What medicine is used to assist an Anaphylactic Attack
An Auto Injector of Adrenaline is used to try to reverse the symptoms of Anaphylaxis. This can potentially save a life!
Should you call 999 or 112 for an Anaphylactic Attack?
Yes, straight away as soon as you recognise the symptoms. Timing is vital and we need the Emergency Services to assist as soon as possible.
Common triggers include:
Dairy products or medicines
Animals or insects
- Pain and swelling around the area of contact
- Swelling of face, neck, mouth and tongue
- Difficulty in breathing
- Anxiety or distress
- Pale or flushed skin
- Impaired level of consciousness
- Signs & symptoms of shock
- Call 999 / 112 for an ambulance
- Sit the casualty in a position which aids their breathing
- Allow the casualty to take their own medication, if not assist if trained
- Be prepared to treat for the onset of shock, and / or to resuscitate