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Allergic Reactions | Anaphylactic Shock

Signs and Symptoms of Anaphylactic Shock Sense of agitation, confusion, decreased LOC Swelling of soft tissues like hands tongue and pharynx Wheezing, rales, rhonchi Tingling, burning, itching skin Abdominal pain Tachycardia Weak, thready pulse Profound hypotension (late sign) Weakness Diaphoresis Cyanosis Peripheral edema Moderate and Severe Reactions: Aggressive airway management Ventilatory support Oxygen therapy Circulatory […]

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Allergic Reactions | Signs, Symptoms & Management

Presentation, Signs and Symptoms Upper Airway: hoarse, stridor, edema, runny nose Lower Airway: bronchospasm, mucus, wheezing, decreased breath sounds Cardiovascular system: tachycardia, hypotension, dysrythmia, chest tightness GI: nausea, vomiting, cramps, diarrhea Neurological system: anxiety, dizziness, syncope, weakness, headache, seizure, coma Cutaneous: angioedema, uticaria, pruritus, erythema, edema, tearing of the eyes MOST COMMON: hives, wheezing, abdominal […]

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Allergic Reactions | General

Allergic Reactions Allergic Reaction: result from exposure to any substance to which an individual is sensitive Anaphylaxis: Specific type of allergic reaction caused by the interaction of anallergen (called an antigen) and one antibody (IgE) Allergen: Generic term for any substance to which a person is sensitive Antigen: an Allergen Antibody: Antibodies respond to antigens. […]

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