It is a serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death. It causes more than one of the following: an itchy rash, throat or tongue swelling, shortness of breath, vomiting, light headedness, and low BP. These symptoms come on over minutes to hours.
HOW IS ANAPHYLAXIS DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of Anaphylaxis is generally based on the symptoms as it varies from person to person. The various ways to detect are: • Medical history • Differential diagnostics • Skin testing • Autopsy
HOW IS ANAPHYLAXIS TREATED?
Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency that may require resuscitation measures such as airway management, supplemental oxygen, large volumes of IV fluids, and close monitoring. Administering epinephrine is the treatment of choice with antihistamines and steroids. Ayurveda may be considered in early stages.
DID YOU KNOW?
You can wear a medical bracelet to inform people of your allergies in case of emergency.