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Allergy emergency treatment 

 

Patients suffering from food allergy or untreated allergy to insect venom may be at risk of experiencing a severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis, if exposed to the allergen by accident. In such cases the recommended emergency treatment is an intra-muscular injection of adrenaline followed by an immediate call for medical assistance.

Adrenaline works directly on the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, reversing the potentially fatal effects by rapidly narrowing the blood vessels to maintain blood pressure, relaxing muscles in the lungs to improve breathing, reversing swelling and stimulating the heart beat.

ALK is a well-established  partner in the management of anaphylaxis, providing education and relevant information for patients and carers.