What is Anaphylaxis?
It is an acute allergic reaction which occurs quickly & effect different system of human body relating to Blood circulation, Digestion, Skin, Respiration & Central nervous system creating a life threatening reaction. It is a severe reaction of immune system when a person comes in contact with allergen (the substance one is allergic to) and the resulting Anaphylaxis Symptoms range from negligible to critical. A normal allergic reaction causes itching or wheezes while Anaphylaxis symptoms result in both as well as other additional set of fatal reactions. They start appearing within 5 to 30 minutes if the allergen is injected while it may take two hours if taken in as food. However Anaphylaxis symptoms settle promptly with use of more than one dosage of epinephrine.
Signs & Symptoms of Anaphylaxis
The Major and most common Anaphylaxis symptoms that a person
- Skin Rashes/Itchiness/hives
- Shortness of breath, wheezes , Stridor
- Flushing & pale face
- Swelled tongue, lips, face or throat
- Stomach Ache, diarrhoea, vomit & pelvic pain similar to that
- Of uterine cramps
- Severe Palpitation & low blood pressure
- Watery Eyes & Head ache
One or more Anaphylaxis symptoms mentioned above may occur simultaneously and remain in the same pattern for suffers , however they vary in their severity. Anaphylaxis Shock Symptoms When anaphylaxis symptoms reach their severity they can result in shock or coma to the sufferer. To spot anaphylactic shock Symptoms, one must first find out the common symptoms of allergy i.e.
- Itchiness, hives & wheezes
Secondly patient should be monitored for signs such as weakness, confusion and indecisiveness due to low blood pressure. Thirdly following Anaphylaxis symptoms should also be taken into account for avoidance of shock; Difficulty in breathing.
The anaphylactic symptoms should be curtailed at their earliest because, if they proceed, they can cause irregular heart beat, breathing difficulty, unconsciousness, coma and even death. The early signs & Anaphylaxis symptoms need to be found and if no hand on treatment is available, the patient should be transferred to the nearest hospital for proper medical attention.