What Does Anaphylaxis Look Like?
Anaphylaxis can cause a range of different symptoms in different people. Listed below are common symptoms to look out for if someone is experiencing Anaphylaxis;
Causes of Anaphylaxis
Anaphylaxis can be caused by a variety of different triggers, so it is important that the pupil with allergies avoids their particular trigger. These could include;
Treatment of Anaphylaxis
Anaphylaxis should always be treated as a medical emergency. If available, an injection of a medicine called adrenaline should be given as soon as possible.
Some people with a previous history of anaphylaxis will have an auto-injector of adrenaline.
Adrenaline acts quickly to open up the airways, reduce their swelling and raise the blood pressure. To work effectively, it must be given as soon as possible if there are any signs of a severe allergic reaction. With early treatment those more severe symptoms are easier to reverse.
Training For Education Staff
We recommend that for Anaphylaxis, appropriate training is accessed from the specialist organisations. Taking advantage of these training packages means the school can access the training when they require it, knowing it is being provided by experts so the information will be current and credible.
Training links are;
Training Packs And Resources
Every school is likely to have at least one pupil who is severely allergic to a type of food, and many schools will have more. For many children, the symptoms of allergy are mild, however, occasionally the symptoms are severe and they may even be life-threatening.
It is important that staff and pupils at the school are made aware of how to react if a child has an allergic reaction.
10% of children and adults under the age of 45 have 2 or more allergies. Hospital admission for food allergies has increased by 500% in the last 30 years.
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