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What happens when you get anaphylactic shock?

What happens when you get anaphylactic shock?

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

Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

Shock is a condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen & 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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How to know if I have an anaphylactic shock attack?

How to know if I have an anaphylactic shock attack?

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

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What to do if someone goes into anaphylactic shock?

What to do if someone goes into anaphylactic shock?

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

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What is the definition or description of: anaphylactic shock?

What is the definition or description of: anaphylactic shock?

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

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Can you have anaphylactic shock from nettle?

Anaphylactic shock: If you are severely allergic to anything this reaction is possible. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy to help anaphylactic shock?

No: Better not stay at home if you have anaphylactic reaction. Will not suggest any home remedy. ...Read more

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Why do I have a fear of having an anaphylactic shock?

Why do I have a fear of having an anaphylactic shock?

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

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Can you possibly get anaphylactic shock from cat allergies?

Can you possibly get anaphylactic shock from cat allergies?

Yes. : Cat dander and saliva can cause severe allergies in susceptible people. Wheezing and shortness of breath are common reactions. Please see your doctor to assess your level of allergy. ...Read more

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Anaphylactic shock from spring allergies? Is that possible?

Anaphylactic shock from spring allergies?  Is that possible?

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

Dr. Kristin Sokol
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Anaphylactic Shock (Definition)

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 ...Read more