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Anaphylaxis

 

Anaphylaxis is a sudden severe allergic reaction which can turn life threatening if not treated immediately.

Causes

  • Certain foods like sea food, dairy products, eggs and so on
  • Certain medications
  • Insect stings
  • latex
  • Sometimes, exercises

Symptoms

  • Tingling or itching sensation
  • Flushed skin
  • Metallic taste
  • Hives
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Wheezing
  • Coughing
  • Swelling in the mouth and throat
  • Swollen, red or itchy eyes
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Cramps
  • Low blood pressure
  • Dizziness

Treatment
An anaphylactic attack is a medical emergency and needs immediate professional medical help. The treatment may include:

  • CPR
  • Adrenaline or epinephrine injections
  • Antihistamines
  • Cortisones
  • Steroids

Prevention

  • Avoid known allergens
 

  
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