Allergic Reaction and Anaphylaxis

First Aid Treatment

Note

Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially life threatening medical emergency. Call an Ambulance Immediately

 

anaphylaxis

Moderate Allergic Reaction Signs and Symptoms

  • Tingling or itching in the mouth
  • Hives, itching or eczema (inflamed irritated skin)
  • Swelling of the lips, face, eyes or other parts of the body
  • Abdominal pain, diarrhoea, nausea or vomiting

Severe Allergic Reaction (anaphylaxis) Signs and Symptoms

All of the above and / or

  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling of the tongue
  • Trouble breathing
  • Wheezing or noisy breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting

Treatment

Unconscious Patient

  • DRSABCD
  • If the patient has an Adrenaline Auto Injector Administer It Immediately.
  • If the person stops breathing perform CPR

Conscious Patient

  • DRSABCD
  • Place the patient in a comfortable position to assist breathing
  • If the patient has an Adrenaline Auto Injector Administer It Immediately.
  • If there is no response after 5 minutes the Adrenaline Auto Injector may be used Again


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