About Anaphylaxis Shock

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Anaphylaxis Shock is the most dangerous outcome of anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a series of harmful symptoms that occur due to allergic reactions. Commonly the allergy might be the result of a particular food, medicines, bee sting, insect bite or any extreme climatic condition. Pathological diagnosis of anaphylaxis is based on the presence of some mediators in the blood. These mediators are released by White Blood Corpuscles in the blood as a result of some immunological mechanism.

Anaphylaxis Shock is the most fatal conclusion of allergic reactions. It can also cause death of the victim. The most important factor to cope up with the condition is to identify the symptoms of Anaphylaxis Shock. Identification of the allergen which is responsible for the condition is also necessary. The medication and treatment of the Anaphylaxis Shock is started on the basis of the type of allergen.

This requires the victim to be alert always towards the allergic agent which creates a problem. The problem begins when the patient does not know the cause of Anaphylaxis Shock. In this kind of case, the situation when the shock has been occurred can give some hints regarding the allergen. For example, allergy towards some food can be seen during the intake of the particular food.

Special climatic condition which gives rise to allergy in the patient will immediately show allergic reactions as soon as the person will be exposed to that particular climate.

Many life threatening symptoms are accessed with Anaphylaxis Shock. This makes the condition more fatal for the patient. Some seriously harmful symptoms are as follows:

  • Difficulty in breathing takes place. This is followed by the lack of oxygen to the brain.
  • Primary allergic reactions include the occurrence of redness and swelling of the skin. Blotches and colored patches on the skin can also appear. Itching and wheezing are the main form of reactions, but all these symptoms are seen before the onset of Anaphylaxis Shock.
  • Considerable decrease in blood pressure has been recorded during the shock.
  • Weakness, pale color of the face, unconscious mind is the indications of low blood pressure.
  • Shortness of breathing includes difficult intake of breath through the use of neck muscles or lips.
  • Patient feels unable in speaking.
  • The skin of the patient might become bluish due to the deficiency of oxygen.
  • Sudden increase in heart beat can be observed due to low blood pressure.
  • Cramping and pain in abdomen and vomiting are the common gastrointestinal symptoms seen in some cases.

Although the fatality of Anaphylaxis Shock remains same for all persons who suffers from it, but those who are already pertaining some heart disease are considered to have more risk.  Treatment of the Shock is carried out on the basis of the type of allergen. It also depends on the severity of the reactions. Use of Benedryl and Epinephrine injections is the commonest medication for the treatment of Anaphylaxis Shock. Anti-histamines are sometimes supposed necessarily to be used to avoid deficiency of oxygen in the body.