Now, this is not my field. This site is much more about food sensitivity and unusual forms of that than classical IgE allergy. But, it is important you know how to recogniose anaphylaxis so that's why this page is here.
Symptoms to watch out for...
Anaphylaxis is not that easy to recognise but if in any doubt at all, you must call the emergency services immediately. Just because someone hasn't had it before, does not mean they can't start it at any time so be safe!
The most common reaction is pretty immediate and the severest will affect breathing and circulation which is why it is so dangerous.
These are the most common symptoms of a severe allergic reaction according to the Anaphylaxis Campaign (see below):
BUT, it can affect several body areas too according to NIAID (see below) so keep your eye out:
How do you know if it's anaphylaxis?
Usually, one or more of the following is present:
If you recognise those, seek help immediately especially if you have a history of allergy/sensitivity reactions.
An Anaphylaxis Action Plan, written by Ruth, a sufferer herself
Below is a video from Anaphylaxis Campaign on how to recognise an anaphylactic episode. There are several other useful videos on their site.
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