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Anaphylactic Shock
r4tqv5svbmlfc0pgolvafep265FA   asthma 2 Anaphylactic shock is a severe allergic reaction that occurs within seconds or minutes, of exposure to the trigger/allergen and is potentially fatal.

Causes of anaphylactic shock:

  • Drug reaction (injection or by mouth)
  • Insect stings (bees for example)
  • Ingestion of certain food (peanuts for example)

Signs of anaphylactic shock:

  • Anxiety
  • Skin rash
  • Swelling of the tongue and throat
  • Rapid, and shallow breathing (wheezing)which progresses to gasping for air.
  • Signs of shock

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