Anaphylaxis

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Anaphylaxis
Anaphylaxis.

Generalized allergic reaction.

It affects blood vessels throughout the body, heart, lungs, skin.

It is a serious reaction to the production of antibodies and can become deadly.

Diagnosis and Treatment.

Diagnosis:

Through the interview and clinical exploration.

Normally, given the rapidity of reaction, usually readily associate the substance that produces the.

anaphylaxis with this.

If we can not do that, for taking more food, medicine compounds, and so on. May require allergy testing, but can be dangerous.

General Measures.

If you notice symptoms of anaphylaxis in a person who has stopped breathing:

Ask for help.

Do not leave a single victim.

Apply immediately word of mouth.

If there is no pulse, perform external cardiac massage.

Ask someone to call an ambulance or doctor.

Do not stop resuscitation until medical help arrives. You know you can have a reaction to any medication, and be prepared to respond quickly to any symptoms that were present.

If you've had an allergic reaction before, not be separated from his chest anaphylactic.

Medication.

The only treatment is effective immediately adrenaline injection.

After the adrenaline, cortisone or with drugs antihistamines help to overcome the acute symptoms.

Activity.

Last attack, return to your normal activities as soon as symptoms improve.

In case the attack is repeated, remains under observation 24 hours.

Diet.

Avoid foods that will produce allergy.

Advise your doctor if.

Have symptoms of anaphylaxis. It's an emergency!

New unexplained symptoms.

Drugs used in this treatment can cause side effects.

Complications.

Without the proper emergency treatment, anaphylaxis causes shock, cardiac arrest and death.

Forecast.

With medical treatment, full recovery.

More information.

Allergology Resuscitation.

Causes.

Drugs (especially penicillin)

Food.

Stings or insect bites, such as wasps and bees, ants and some spiders.

Human proteins (insulin, gammablobulina,

Latex.

Vaccines for allergy.

Signs and symptoms.

Any of the symptoms can occur within seconds or minutes (typically no more than 30 minutes) after exposure to a substance that causes anaphylaxis:

Tingling or numbness around the mouth.

Sneezing.

Itching all over the body, often accompanied by eruptions.

Tearing.

Chest tightness, shortness of breath.

Swelling or itching in the mouth or throat.

Dizziness.

Loss of consciousness.

Not all symptoms appear at the same time.

As feel any of them seek medical help immediately.

Risk Factors.

Mild allergy to any of the products above.

A history of eczema, hay fever or asthma.

Prevention.

If you have a history of allergy:

Talk to your doctor before taking any medication.

Before an injection, ask what it is.

Always have an anaphylactic kit.

Make sure your family knows how to use the kit in case of reaction.

Always carry a distinctive specifying their allergies.

Stay in consultation with your doctor for 15 minutes after receiving an injection.

In case of reaction, immediately report the symptoms.


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