ALLERGY ATTACK: THINK FAST

Would you recognize the signs of a serious, possibly life-threatening, allergic reaction? Here’s a simple guide:
1) Face. Itchiness, redness, swelling of the face and tongue.
2) Airways. Trouble breathing, swallowing or speaking.
3) Stomach. Abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhoea.
4) Total body. Rash itchiness, swelling, weakness, paleness, loss of consciousness.

What causes these symptoms? The most common triggers include food – most frequently peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, milk, eggs, fish, soy, sesame seed and wheat – insect sting, drugs and latex.


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