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Allergic reactions and Anaphylaxis treatment

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Understanding Allergies and Anaphylaxis: Types, Symptoms, and First Aid

What Are Allergies?

Discover the nature of allergies and their common triggers.

  • Allergic Reactions: Understand how the body reacts to allergens.
  • Common Allergens: Identify typical substances that can cause allergies.
  • Allergic Disorders: Explore conditions like asthma, eczema, and hay fever.
  • Allergic Symptoms: Learn about the various symptoms that may manifest.

Understanding Anaphylaxis

Explore the severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis and its critical symptoms.

  • Anaphylactic Reactions: Recognize life-threatening responses to allergens.
  • Anaphylaxis Triggers: Understand how anaphylaxis can be caused by various exposures.
  • Anaphylactic Severity: Differentiate between anaphylaxis, allergies, sensitivity, and intolerance.

First Aid for Anaphylaxis

Learn the crucial steps to provide immediate first aid in cases of anaphylaxis.

  • Anaphylactic Symptoms: Recognize signs such as skin reactions, swelling, lightheadedness, and more.
  • Emergency Response: Dial 999 for an ambulance when anaphylaxis is suspected.
  • Auto-Injectors: Understand the use of prescribed auto-injectors to administer adrenaline.
  • Types of Auto-Injectors: Explore EpiPen, Emerade, and Jext and their administration methods.
  • After Administering Adrenaline: Ensure the patient's safety and contact emergency services.
  • Auto-Injector Disposal: Hand over used auto-injectors to emergency services for proper disposal and information.