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What is the definition or description of: anaphylaxis kit?

What is the definition or description of: anaphylaxis kit?

Anaphylaxis kit: An anaphylaxis kit generally contains the medications needed to treat acute anaphylaxis. Epi-pen is standard of care for treating anaphylaxis and should be included. Depending on the physician, other medicines may include Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and/or steroids. An emergency card that has the numbers to your physician, emergency contacts, and the local hospital should be included. ...Read more

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Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Only overall numbers: The incidence of anaphylaxis in children is unknown. Estimates of anaphylactic deaths (from drugs, foods, insect stings, and latex) in the us are 0.002 percent annually (2 per 100, 000): 500 fatalities from penicillin anaphylaxis; 40 fatalities from bee stings; 125-150 from food anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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Why does anaphylaxis occur?

Why does anaphylaxis occur?

Severa Allergic rx: Anaphylaxis is a severe systemic allergic reaction that can result in death. Typical triggers include food, sting, and medications. ...Read more

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How is anaphylaxis diagnosed?

Medical emergency: Anaphylaxis (or an anaphylactic reaction) is a medical emergency due to a severe allergic reaction. Symptoms include shortness of breath, stridorous breathing, cyanosis, cough, etc. This is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment and/or a 9-1-1 call. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is anaphylaxis?

Allergic reaction: Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction. Common symptoms are difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, a rash, skin redness, swelling, shortness of breath, coughing, and several others. It involves the entire body and needs to be treated right away as it can be life threatening. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of anaphylaxis?

Symptoms can vary: Anaphylaxis is a systemic allergic reaction. That is, symptoms occur not just at the site of exposure, but at other parts of the body as well. Symptoms include widespread hives, flushing, vomiting, diarrhea, wheezing, swelling, and even a dangerous drop in blood pressure (shock). Anaphylaxis is an emergency, so seek immediate medical attention if you feel someone has these symptoms. ...Read more

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I think I am developing anaphylaxis. What should I do?

I think I am developing anaphylaxis. What should I do?

Call 911 : Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency and needs to be treated immediately. The most effective medication is Epinephrine or Adrenalin and the sooner it is administered, the better the outcome. Avoiding the triggering allergen is important. Because anaphylaxis can progress and potentially be fatal, it is important to be evaluated in the ed so appropriate treatment can be administered. ...Read more

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How to treat anaphylaxis?

911 Emergency: Call 911 immediately. Make sure the person is breathing and maintaining an airway. If an Epipen (epinephrine) is available, use it. Know cpr. ...Read more

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What after effects are there from anaphylaxis?

Itch-> death: Mild cases may be itching, hives, vomiting, and fatigue, severe cases can be life-threatening when respiratory problem or vascular collapse (shock) occurs. If you have this issue, be sure to have Epinephrine with you all at time. Oral antihistamine will not do you any good. Even more important, see an allergist to find out what the trigger is. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea in anaphylaxis rare?

Is diarrhea in anaphylaxis rare?

Less common: Diarrhea can occur in anaphylaxis but it is a less common symptom. ...Read more