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Anaphylaxis is a severe, whole-body allergic reaction to a chemical that has become an allergen. After being exposed to a substance such as bee sting venom, the person's immune system becomes sensitized to it. When the person is exposed to that allergen again, an allergic reaction may occur. Anaphylaxis happens quickly after the exposure, is severe, and ...Read more
If someone was going into anaphylaxis shock, and no epinephrine was available and emt was 15mins away what could one do to keep the victim alive ?
What if someone has anaphylaxis and they are allergic to epinephrine? Also, is it possible to be epinephrine resistant?
Not possible: I know of no one who is allergic to Epinephrine even though you may get shaking or rapid heart beats from it. However i would take the side effects anytime if I have an anaphylactic reaction. If the anaphylaxis is severe and the treatment is delayed, you may not respond to Epinephrine alone and IV fluid may well be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What if a person presents to the hospital with anaphylaxis that doesn't respond to multiple shots of epinephrine... What other steps are taken?
Fluid: Since some of the plasma (blood without the cells) has often gone out of the circulation to form the tissue swelling, people in anaphylactic shock often needs fluid replacement. If your heart rate is very slow during the shock (most cases have faster but faint heart rate), Atropine may be considered. They may also intubate you. The later you seek treatment, the worse the outcome. ...Read more
What happens if someone with low blood flow due to coronary arteries receives Epinephrine due to anaphylaxis?
What does ER do if a patient with heart disease and tachycardia has anaphylaxis shock? Do they still give epinephrine injection?
Usualloy yes.: Tachycardia is frequently caused by anaphylaxis. The only drug that truly treats the condition is epinephrine. Therefore, the drug should still be used in patients with heart disease. However, a good way of reducing the danger from the medication is to give lower initial doses, e.g. A pediatric dose of 0.15mg im, which can be repeated every 10 minutes as necessary. ...Read more
Why can't epinephrine be given during non anaphylactic reactions such as only hives when there are no contraindications? Wouldn't alpha1 and 2 help?
Risks: Every treatment decision in medicine must weigh the risk of the diseases versus the treatment. Epinephrine can cause rapid and irregular heart rhythms occasionally. Anaphylaxis is life threatening, so the risk of treatment is justified. For milder hives, management with antihistamines is peferred because of their safety. Consult an allergist for recommedations regarding an Epipen for emergencies. ...Read more
Heart patients on toprol who have anaphylactic shock from food allergies. How are they treated? Still with typical epinephrine?
What if someone has an anaphylactic shock that is unresponsive to epinephrine, what is the next measure taken?
Call 911: And institute cpr. Consider a second injection of epi if available. Make sure airway is patent. ...Read more
In general, what does epinephrine do, i.e. how does it work to remedy anaphylactic reaction? Thank you.
In many: ways it helps- acts on a number of receptors causes constriction, or tightening, of the blood vessels, which decreases swelling and also helps to increase blood pressure, increases the heart’s contraction and heart rate, which can help to prevent or reverse cardiovascular collapse. Epinephrine relaxes the muscles around the airways in the lun ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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