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Signs and Symptoms of Anaphylaxis

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Childhood Allergies and Anaphylactic Reactions

Common Childhood Allergies

Food Allergies:

Children often suffer from allergies to food substances like peanuts, with even a tiny trace capable of triggering a severe anaphylactic reaction.

Quick Onset:

Anaphylactic reactions usually occur rapidly, but in some cases, symptoms may take a few hours to manifest.

Immediate EMS Activation:

If you suspect an anaphylactic reaction, it is vital to call the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) without delay.

Signs and Symptoms of Anaphylaxis

General Symptoms:

General signs can include itchy, watery eyes, headaches, or a runny nose.

Skin Problems:

Skin-related symptoms encompass swelling of the face, lips, tongue, neck, or hands, itching, hives, rashes, or red skin.

Breathing Problems:

Respiratory issues consist of coughing, difficulty swallowing, rapid or noisy breathing, wheezing, or a burning sensation in the chest and throat. Severe breathing problems indicate a severe allergic reaction.

Heart or Circulation Problems:

Cardiovascular signs may involve an increased heart rate, decreased blood pressure, excessive sweating, or cool and clammy skin.

Mental Status Problems:

Alterations in mental status can encompass confusion, agitation, hallucinations, fainting, or loss of consciousness.

Learning Outcomes:
  • IPOSi Unit four LO6.1, 6.2 & 6.3