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Doctor insights on: Signs Of Anaphylactic Shock

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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 had an anaphylactic shock?

How to know if i had an anaphylactic shock?

Some tips: When you have trouble breathing due to obstruction in the tongue or throat swelling or airway obstruction (asthma), when you are fainting due to low blood pressure, or when you are having abdominal cramps , vomiting, and/or diarrhea, for no known reason, then anaphylaxis is a possibility. Over 90% of anaphylaxis is associated with itching , flushing, and/or hives and this is important to remember ...Read more

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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

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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?

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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Can scratching during anaphylactic shock make it worse?

Can scratching during anaphylactic shock make it worse?

Probably not: That is not necessarily a statement that would be supported by the literature. ...Read more

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Help please! what drug is used to treat anaphylactic shock?

Epinephrine: Is the drug of choice to treat anaphylaxis, you need a prescription for it. ...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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Is it possible to be in mild anaphylactic shock but not get worse?

Immediate to late: Most often it is immediate to have an anaphylactic reaction sometimes it may take a few minutes. It all depends on how quickly the 'venom' or chemical mediators are released. The reaction itself could be mild or severe. ...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