How To Respond To Anaphylactic Shock

Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction and it requires immediate medical attention, without it, there is a chance that the patient will die. This article will guide you through the process of how to respond to anaphylactic shock.

Treatment for Anaphylaxis

  1. How To Respond To Anaphylatic Shock

    Epinephrine by Injection.

Epinephrine, also called adrenaline and is a hormone and a neurotransmitter that regulates the heart rate, metabolism and blood vessel and air passage diameters. The purpose of this hormone is to rapidly reverse anaphylactic symptoms.

Today, an automatic injection device called EpiPen is the method used to  inject this hormone to the thigh area. If the patient does not respond to the treatment, the injection may be repeated every 5 to 15 minutes. Statistics currently indicate that 16 to 35% of patients do require a second injection. This hormone has minor side effects including anxiety, tremors, headaches and palpitations.

2. Intravenous Fluids and Medicines

In hospital, anaphylaxis is treated with intravenous fluids and medicines to help support the heart and circulatory system. Once a patient is stabilized, antihistamines and steroids may also be given to completely reduce symptoms.

Food allergy is not something that should be taken lightly because some symptoms can be fatal. If you are allergic to the things that cause anaphylaxis your doctor will prescribe an epinephrine injection kit so you can carry it with you wherever you go.

Wearing a medical bracelet or pendant that identifies what your allergy is and what do to in case of an emergency, are other examples of practical aids in helping someone know how to respond to Anaphylactic shock.

At Skin Health Hub our aim is to empower you to learn more about your food allergy or food intolerance and guide you through the challenges you will face every day.

With this in mind, we have also written an ebook “Life With Food Allergies -7 Personal Stories” to provide useful information, answer questions and provide helpful advice and tips.  We do this through interviewing seven people and it is through their stories we learn how they live life to the full or how the family responds to the food allergy or food intolerance of their child and how they  manage daily despite that food allergy.

Also visit: Skin Health Shop here we suggest product solutions to alleviate symptoms associated with food allergies, food intolerance, asthma or other skin allergy conditions.

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