Education is very important to our practice and today we stumbled upon a great new infographic from Allergic Living Magazine that we wanted to share with our readers. Do you know what to do if someone goes into anaphylactic shock as a result of a food allergy?
Their latest infographic provides people with six potentially life saving steps that everyone should know in order to help others a medical emergency induced by food allergies.
The six steps include:
1. Know what the anaphylactic symptoms look like
2. Use an Epi Pen first, use antihistamines second
3. Timing is key, note step number 2
4. Go to the hospital
5. Lie down and raise your feet
6. Don't be afraid to ask others for help
To review the full infographic see below:
If you or someone you know has food allergies we recommend that you have a plan in place in case of a food allergy emergency like anaphylaxis. Allergic Living's six steps are a great helpful start, but as a next step, we recommend seeing you allergist to come up with an action plan if you have are in an emergency situation.