EpiPen

EpiPen and How to Use It

The EpiPenĀ® is a type of auto-injector used to treat anaphylaxis. Inside of the EpiPen is a medicine which is called adrenaline. Adrenaline acts quickly to control the symptoms of anaphylaxis. It narrows the blood vessels so that blood pressure can start to return to normal and also relaxes the lungs and throat so you […]

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What is Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a severe and potentially fatal allergic reaction. It may start within seconds, minutes, or hours following contact with an allergen. An allergen is a substance that is capable of producing an allergic reaction. This happens when the body identifies a substance as harmful and wants to protect itself. Should someone have an anaphylactic […]

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Bites and stings

Bites and stings

Bites When dealing with bites, there can be all sorts of different injuries. The main one will be bleeding. There could be rough tears or grazes and there could be puncture wounds in the skin. There could be bruising or even broken bones or soft tissue damage. The first thing we need to do is […]

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Anaphylaxis

Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis

An allergy is an adverse reaction that the body has to a particular food or substance in the environment. Allergic reactions can cause anaphylaxis. Most substances that cause allergies are not harmful and have no effect on people who are not allergic. An allergen is any substance that triggers an allergic reaction. Allergies The most […]

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