Topic: Diseases & Conditions
This handout was written to answer some of the questions most often asked about anaphylaxis. Feel free to ask your child’s health care provider to go over any information you do not understand.
What is anaphylaxis?
Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction that may happen right after taking certain medicines, eating certain foods or being stung or bitten by an insect or bee. Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency. Call 9-1-1 immediately.
Call your child’s doctor right away if your child has:
• Shortness of breath, wheezing, cough, other asthma symptoms
• Hives; swelling of the eyes, lips throat, hands or feet
• Itching all over; flushing (warming); or sweating
• Runny nose, red eyes, congestion, sneezing or other allergic symptoms
• Chest pain or pressure, dizziness or headache
• Trouble swallowing
• Stomach pain, nausea or diarrhea
• Vaginal itching or menstrual-like cramping
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La informacion contenida en este material es unicamente informacion de tipo general. No debe considerarse como completa. Para obtener mas informacion acerca de los complementos para leche materna, por favor pidala a su doctor.
The information contained in this handout is for general information only and should not be considered complete. For specific information about bathing your baby, please ask your doctor or nurse practitioner.
Additional information may be located in the Family Resource Center, 2nd floor, near the Outpatient Surgery Center. Hours of the center vary; please contact the Family Resource Center at 937-641-3700.
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