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Immunologic Emergencies

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Allergic Reaction
An exaggerated immune response to a stimulus.
Anaphylaxis?
A severe allergic reaction that is life threatening.

- Wheezing

- Widespread Hives

- Possible hypotension as a result of hypovolemic shock
Urticaria
A raised area of itching and/or burning on the skin.
Wheal
A raised swollen well-defined area on the skin.
Signs/Symptoms of an allergic reaction?
- itching

- swelling of skin

- hives

- wheezing and/or stridor

- persistant cough

- Hypoperfusion

- abdominal cramps

- dizziness

- headache
When should you provide rapid transport for a patient with an allergic reaction?
ALWAYS
What are some common allergens for food?
- Shellfish

- nuts

- milk

- egg

- peanuts

- fish

- wheat

- soy
Should you place ice over an insect bite/sting?
Yes