a beginner's guide to anaphylaxis

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A Beginner’s Guide to Anaphylaxis

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This presentation was designed as a summation of what Anaphylaxis is, the signs and symptoms to be aware of, and common causes. This presentation is not intended to replace medical advice or act as an emergency management plan. It is simply a guide for those who know little about Anaphylaxis, or those who just need a refresher! AllergyAble is committed to educating the allergic community and helping them create allergy-friendly environments. As always we aim to help people with allergies live better lives, at home, at work and at play! Credit to Anaphylaxis Canada for the use of think F.A.S.T. terminology.

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Page 1: A Beginner's Guide to Anaphylaxis

A Beginner’s

Guide

to Anaphylaxis

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What is

Anaphylaxis?

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Anaphylaxis is a

severe, potentially

life-threatening

allergic reaction.

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What causes anaphylaxis    to happen?

Source:  www.jext.co.uk  

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There can be many causes for a severe allergic reaction or anaphylaxis, the most common include…

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Food    

Glorious food… Not always, here are the top ten food allergies. 1.  Peanuts 2.  Tree nuts 3.  Cow’s milk 4.  Eggs 5.  Soy 6.  Sesame 7.  Sulphites (See: wine, I know.. Sorry) 8.  Shellfish 9.  Wheat 10.  Mustard (yup, mustard)

   

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Medication

The most common allergies to medication include:  Penecillins a widely used medication. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, like aspirin and ibuprofen. Biologic modifiers (these guys help stimulate the body’s response to an infection).

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Biting and Flying Stinging Insects Some examples are… Paper wasps, honeybees, hornets, fire ants and yellowjackets. To a lesser extent… Mosquitos, ticks and flies.

Pictured: European Hornet. May I add, Yikes.

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What are some    

Signs      

Of Anaphylaxis

That I should

look for?

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Anaphylaxis can present itself in different ways for different people, but an easy way to remember what to look for is to…

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Think    

F.A.S.T.

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First…  

Look at the FACE

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Cyanosis or ‘blue lips’ due to lack of oxygen

Swelling of the face and tongue

Loss of consciousness

itchiness or redness/hives

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next…  

Notice the Airway

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Shortness of breath…

Trouble swallowing or speaking…

Tightness in throat and chest…

Coughing wheezing…

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then…  

Be aware of the Stomach

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Ø Abdominal pain, Cramps Ø Diarrhea

Ø Nausea and/or vomiting

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finally…  

Think of the Total Body

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Itchiness/hives

weakness/weakened pulse

redness/rash

paleness

Loss of consciousness

panic/sense of doom

Chest pains

Headache/migraine

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If you believe someone is experiencing anaphylaxis

they should be given epinephrine immediately.  

Call 911 and get help right away.

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