Allergies & Anaphylaxis!

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Teri16
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   Posted 9/26/2005 9:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Anaphylaxis, or Anaphylactic Shock is an allergic reaction to something you've eaten, inhaled, touched, or medications and can be serious enough to kill you!
 
The Symptoms of Anaphylaxis 
"Symptoms develop rapidly, often within seconds or minutes. They may include the following:
Difficulty breathing
Wheezing
Abnormal (high-pitched) breathing sounds
Confusion Slurred speech Rapid or weak pulse
Blueness of the skin (
cyanosis), including the lips or nail beds Fainting, light-headedness, dizziness
Hives and generalized itching
Anxiety
Sensation of feeling the heart beat (
palpitations)
Nausea, vomiting Diarrhea
Abdominal pain or cramping
Skin redness
Nasal congestion
Cough
Remember,Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening type of allergic reaction."
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000844.htm 

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Teri16
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   Posted 9/26/2005 9:15 PM (GMT -7)   
"Anaphylaxis is an emergency condition requiring immediate professional medical attention. Assessment of the ABC's (airway, breathing, and circulation from Basic Life Support) should be done in all suspected anaphylactic reactions."



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Post Edited (Teri16) : 9/26/2005 10:27:11 PM (GMT-6)


firemt
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   Posted 9/27/2005 3:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Teri!

I have read and researched alot on anaphylaxis aswell as anaphylactic shock.

I have noticed that alot of sites have different signs and symptoms. Most of them agree within each other on the most common symptoms. Example. some websites say reactions can happen within 5 to 15 minutes or usually very soon, as other websites and texts state that reactions can happen from seconds or can be delayed upto 2 or more hrs. I have read that with delayed reactions the reaction can become more life treatening (this is true for me). I also tend to find with my delayed reactions I have bi-pashic reaction (a second reaction upto 6 hrs after the first one has been treated).

A really good informative website to look at is the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network. http://www.foodallergy.org/
 
FireMT

Post Edited (firemt) : 9/27/2005 4:39:26 PM (GMT-6)


Teri16
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   Posted 9/27/2005 9:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi firemt - it's always nice to see you here!! yeah
 
Hope you are doing okay?  I'm sure sorry to hear about the types of reactions that you have!  You take care and hope to see you around more often! :)
 
Hugs, Teri tongue
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   Posted 9/28/2005 7:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Keeping this one at the top! :)
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