First Aid for life threatening allergic reaction
Anaphylaxis can be described as a serious, severe life threatening allergic reaction which may often lead to death if not given proper first aid and treatment. Most of the anaphylactic reactions occur due to food, medications insect bites and latex are some other objects causing anaphylactic reactions.
Why anaphylactic shock occurs?
When an allergic person comes in contact to an allergic substance the body's defense system called immune system overreacts to this by releasing specific chemicals that cause allergy symptoms. Some times these allergic symptoms are not so severe and are confined to one location of the body. But in some cases the more susceptible people have more serious anaphylactic reaction and more than one part of the body at the same time.
Signs of a mild to moderate allergic reaction:
- Swelling of face, lips and eyes.
- Hives or welts on the skin.
- Tingling mouth.
- Stomach pain, vomiting.