Anaphylaxis

Diagnosis, Treatment and Signs of Anaphylaxis

 

Hickory Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Clinic provides  comprehensive effective diagnosis, treatment and prevention plans for Anaphylaxis. Our kind and caring staff will make sure you are seen by one of our medical professionals so you will get relief from your allergic reactions as quickly as possible. Anaphylaxis could prove to be a lethal allergic reaction; one that advances fast, causing great distress and discomfort.  Most patients with anaphylaxis are treated urgently in an Emergency department or Urgent Care facility.  Once stabilized, you may be referred to see us.  If not, please call for an appointment so we can prevent another reaction or attack of Anaphylaxis.

 

Our experts will not only treat your current symptoms but also provide you with medically sound, lasting solutions.

 

One can exhibit Anaphylactic reactions due to allergies caused by certain types of foods, insect bites, drugs and even latex materials.  You cannot afford to take things for granted because an inaccurate diagnosis and delays in getting the right treatment could prove to be fatal.

 

Statistics show that people that have asthmatic issues and people that have Anaphylaxis reactions in their family are more vulnerable to this most severe allergic reaction.  Those who have already had an Anaphylactic attack have an increased danger of getting subsequent Anaphylactic attacks in the future. It is therefore important that not only do you get timely treatment, but that you find medical facilities that could provide you with ongoing support. As one of the top experts in the region for treating all types of allergies and asthmatic conditions, Dr. Inglefield and his staff at Hickory Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Clinic will make sure you receive an accurate and dependable diagnosis and treatment plan for prevention of future Anaphylaxis. The main effort will be to prevent this reaction from ever happening again.

 

Symptoms To Watch Out For

 

People  start manifesting symptoms of Anaphylaxis in a few minutes from when the person has been exposed to the allergen. Not all people react to the allergen at the same pace.  For some people it may take up to an hour or two before the symptoms start.

 

Swelling – This is one of the most common symptoms for all types of allergies including Anaphylaxis. Swelling could be seen in different parts of the body.  Most dangerous are reactions that involve the throat and tongue that may close or constrict your airway and your ability to breath.  Swallowing difficulties can be an early sign, including difficulty swallowing your own saliva, of the airway closing.

 

Breathing and Swallowing Issues – Regular breathing is impeded.   Tightness of chest is common symptom.  Shortness of breath and wheezing are also common.

 

Gastrointestinal Symptoms – Diarrhea and vomiting too could accompany the other symptoms.

 

If you have had any earlier Anaphylactic attacks, you should be prepared for emergencies. It is important to identify the allergens causing your allergy and avoid them.  If accidental exposure occurs prompt use of adrenaline in the form of an Epi-Pen or Auvi-Q  can be life-saving.

 

We cannot emphasize enough the importance of getting immediate medical intervention for Anaphylaxis. Visit us if you suspect that you or your loved one has suffered an Anaphylactic attack, we will provide you with the careful  attention and support you deserve. Contact Hickory Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Clinic at (828) 322-1275.