EpiPen

EpiPen and how to use it

The EpiPen®, the medicine in which is called adrenaline. Adrenaline acts quickly to control the symptoms of anaphylaxis, helping to keep you out of danger. It narrows the blood vessels so that blood pressure can start to return to normal and also relaxes the lungs and throat so you can breathe more easily. This is […]

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Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis patient position

AllergyWise recommends different positions to help recover from an anaphylactic reaction depending on the patient’s condition. When the patient is using the auto-injector they should lie flat or they can sit down. If the symptoms are affecting breathing, the patient may be more comfortable in the semi-recumbent position, resting on someone else or on pillows. […]

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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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Anaphylaxis

Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis

An allergy is an adverse reaction that the body has to a particular food or substance in the environment. Most substances that cause allergies are not harmful and have no effect on people who are not allergic. Any substance that triggers an allergic reaction is called an allergen. Common allergens include pollen, house dust mites, […]

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