Anaphylactic Reactions are Serious; Potentially Fatal

Anaphylaxis is a medical condition describing people with severe, life threatening allergies.  Reactions are rapid in onset and may cause death without immediate treatment. Signs of an anaphylactic reaction include difficulty with breathing; swollen lips, eyes, tongue and/or throat; itchy rash, blotches and welts; stomach pains and vomiting; and light-headedness and fainting due to a drop in blood pressure.

(ed. – Yes, these pictures are disturbing; however, the reality of a person suffering an anaphylactic reaction is disturbing.) 

 

SOURCE: http://www.webmd.com/allergies/anaphylaxis-10/anaphylaxis-rm-quiz

                                                             

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SOURCE:  http://www.allergyclinic.co.uk/anaphylaxis.htm

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