Anaphylactic Reaction: Symptoms and Treatment

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Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening condition that can be caused by a wide variety of triggers. And while an anaphylactic reaction may present differently in each person, signs and symptoms commonly include rashes, hives or swelling of the skin or mucosa – and some people may have difficulty breathing, low blood pressure or altered mental state. For anaphylactic shock, the treatment is to use an epinephrine auto injector. Watch as Bob Seitz, Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council member, talks about anaphylaxis, how to use an epinephrine auto injector, the importance of training, and how it can help save lives.

Video by American Red Cross

tags: Anaphylaxis anaphylactic shock life-threatening condition epinephrine


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