An exaggerated immune response to a stimulus.
A severe allergic reaction that is life threatening.
- Widespread Hives
- Possible hypotension as a result of hypovolemic shock
A raised area of itching and/or burning on the skin.
A raised swollen well-defined area on the skin.
Signs/Symptoms of an allergic reaction?
- swelling of skin
- wheezing and/or stridor
- persistant cough
- abdominal cramps
When should you provide rapid transport for a patient with an allergic reaction?
What are some common allergens for food?
Should you place ice over an insect bite/sting?