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which type of shock is a result of things like a bee sting, drugs, being allergic to nuts and shellfish?

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Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 49 years experience
Anaphylactic shock: Severe allergic reaction involving more than one organ system (respiratory, cutaneous, gastrointestinal, genital-urinary, cardiovascular, and/or nervous system) result from release of large quantities or fchemical (mediators) from mast cells and basophils. These reaction can be the result of any of the mentioned allergens as well as others. The reactions are generally very rapid and can be fatal.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Can pregnancy cause hypovolemic shock?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pam Yoder
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes: Unfortunately conditions associated with excessive bleeding can lead to hypovolemic shock. Those include conditions that can occur in nonpregnant people, like trauma from an accident. They also include conditions in which there is inadequate blood clotting or profuse bleeding from a placental abnormality like placenta previa, from uterine atony, from surgery like cesarean hysterectomy or section.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between sepsis and septic shock?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Collapse: Sepsis occurs when the bacteria is able to reach the blood stream. Septic shock occurs when, as a result of sepsis, the blood pressure collapses and the cardiovascular system fails.
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A 53-year-old member asked:

When in the heart cycle is the shock delivered during cardioversion?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 36 years experience
Sync or non-sync: It depends whether it is synchronous or asynchronos. Synchronous is when the shock is delivered on the qrs portion of the heart cycle - it is when the heart depolarises. Asynchronous cardioversion can occur anywhere on the heart cycle.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Is a fever always present with toxic shock syndrome?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 47 years experience
Most of the time: Toxic shock syndrome by defintion causes fever, but some patients, often elderly or extremely ill, can be so sick that their temperature is subnormal or normal.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the main symptoms of shock from breaking a bone or other major injury?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Moist clammy skin: The most common symptoms of shock include: an extremely low blood pressure; feeling weak or nauseous; chest pain; fast but weak pulse; profuse sweating; dizziness, faintness or light-headedness; moist, clammy skin; unconsciousness; rapid, shallow breathing; feeling anxious, agitated or confused; blue lips and fingernails. With bone injury there is a danger of fat embolism - stroke, lung injury.

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