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Lupus And Anaphylactic Shock
Yes; pollen allergen: It may not be the flowers, but the pollen within them, that caused the allergy. Anaphylactic shock is a severe allergic reaction where the body reacts to a harmless substance (like pollen) by over-producing histamine & starting an exaggerated immune response. In some cases, this causes an unsafe drop in blood pressure (shock). Emergency treatment with epinephrine & steroids (immunosupressant). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Bad stuff: Anaphylaxis causes dilatation & leaking of blood vessels. That causes swelling of membranes, particularly in the respiratory tracy. This compromises organs depending on their blood &oxygen supply. Soon blood pressure drops, then organ failure follows if anaphylaxis is left untreated. Finally death ensues. ...Read more
You'd know: Anaphylaxis is caused by exposure to an antigen which elaborates an exaggerated response from the body. This results swelling of the airway tissues, blocking them, wheezing in the lungs and generalized body swelling. If it happened to you, you'd not forget it. It can be treated with Epinephrine and steroids which reduce the swelling. ...Read more
EPIPEN (epinephrine) and 911: Anaphylactic shock is a medical emergency. If an Epipen is available inject immediately. Then call 911. The patients swells up, their airways close (from edema or swelling), they may start getting red (from hives and histamine release) etc. Stay with the patient. If recognized early may be able to have patient take some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and/or Prednisone to ward off some of the disastrous reactions. ...Read more
Sever allergy attack: Anaphylaxis is a severe form of an allergy attack that may include hives and swelling throughout the skin, respiratory problems like asthma and cardiovascular problems like low blood pressure and shock. Treatment includes adrenaline, fluids, steroids, antihistamines and h2 blockers, . ...Read more
There can be: Different severities of an anaphylactic reaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Better not stay at home if you have anaphylactic reaction. Will not suggest any home remedy. ...Read more
Knowledge may help: If you of someone you know has had an anaphylactic reaction they can indeed very very scarey, but luckily the vast majority of people never have one. They can vary in severity from annoying to fatal. If you have a history of an allergic reaction that has been or might progress to anaphylaxis you should have injectable Epinephrine (epi-pen). If cause known avoidance or in some treatment exists. ...Read more
Unlikely: Anaphylaxis is usually caused by stinging insects, foods, or medications. Spring allergens in the U.S. Are usually tree pollens. A systemic reaction to airborne pollens would be exceedingly unusual. ...Read more
It's possible: Adrenalin or Epinephrine is the treatment of choice for severe allergic reactions including anaphylaxis with or without shock. The key to effectiveness is early treatment. People with asthma are at higher risk for severe allergic reactions. There is Epipen and now Auvi-Q for self injectable epinephrine. ...Read more
Anaphylaxis: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes, but: Kind of rare still, you need to avoid the medicine and cephalosporins for now, the diagnosis should be revised and analyzed, some detective work need to be performed to make sure that it was truly the ceftriaxone that caused the reaction and not something else. A note of allergies on the patient's chart should be flagged till sorted out, good luck ...Read more
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
If you had a child under 66 lbs go into anaphylactic shock and you only had an adult epi pen would you use iron the child?
Anaphylactic shock can be fatal and the most effective treatment is injectable epinephrine so I would give it as the risk of too much epinephrine is less than the risk of the child dying from anaphylaxis.
However, if you think a child is at risk of anaphylaxis it would be wise to get an EpiPen Jr. ...Read more
How long does it take to be sure I'm not going to have anaphylactic shock? I have had it in the past and now having allergic reaction.
Is it anaphylaxis?: You tell us that you had an anaphylactic reaction, but experience has shown that not every person who claims to have undergone such a reaction actually had it. Until proven otherwise, you had anaphylaxis and need to carry self-injectable epinephrine. If you have a reaction at this time, have someone else drive you to an urgent care/er. Most important: see a board-certified allergist asap! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen and nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more
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