This month the Panaceum have been educating you on Allergies. For patients with severe allergies – exposure to an allergen can cause life-threatening reaction known as Anaphylaxis.
Anaphylaxis affects a person’s whole body and usually occurs within minutes of an exposure.
Signs and Symptoms of anaphylaxis include:
If you believe that someone is experiencing anaphylaxis – Adrenaline must be given. People who have known anaphylaxis to an allergen should carry an auto-injector adrenaline pen with them at all times.
CALL AN AMBULANCE – 000
If adrenaline is not available or you are in doubt: