- October 18, 2016
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Anaphylaxis is a fatal medical condition characterized with severe allergic reaction to medications, foods and venom. It is also a condition when the immune system excessively reacts in a way that causes a full-body allergic reaction.
It is mostly associated with bee sting and consumption of food with high risk of allergy such as peanuts and tree nuts. It is a life threatening condition if no proper and prompt treatment is given.
Common symptoms are:
Low blood pressure
Anxiety and confusion
Abnormal heart rate
Swollen mouth and throat
The following are the common causes of anaphylaxis:
Stings from insect stings
The diagnosis will be done after physical examination by the doctor and the monitoring of the heartbeat through the aid of stethoscope. Cracked sounds may suggest there is fluid in the lungs.
You will be asked if you had previous episode of allergic reaction.
Using adrenaline medication to reduce the reaction
Using plastic card to mount pressure on the skin
Reassuring the patient and raising the feet of the person high with blanket covering.
Desist from using tweezers as it may inject more venom into the skin
Avoid oral medication if there is breathing difficulty
Anaphylactic shock may arise
Cessation of breathing
Blockage of airways