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What are the signs of anaphylaxis, and how should I respond to them?

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Signs of anaphylaxis are:

Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency that can happen minutes after exposure to the allergen. So if it happens, get help right away. If you’re at risk of it, carry an epinephrine shot kit.

  • Hives and itchiness
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Belly pain
  • Swelling in the throat that makes it hard to swallow or breathe and can cause wheezing
  • Confusion
  • Slurred speech
  • Fast or weak pulse
  • Dizziness
  • Unconsciousness

From: Asthma: the Warning Signs WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology. 

getasthmahelp.org. 

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 29, 2018

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology. 

getasthmahelp.org. 

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 29, 2018

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