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What is anaphylaxis?
Is an extreme allergic reaction that is life threatening and involves multiple organ systems.
What are the most common allergens?
- 1. Insect bites and stings.
- 2. Medications
- 3. Plants
- 4. Food
- 5. Chemicals
What are the effects of histamines?
Vasodialaters and bronchioconstrictors.
What are the effects of antihistamines?
Vasoconstrictors and bronchidialators.
What are the doses for Epinepherine?
- 1. 33-66lbs is 0.15mg
- 2. 66lbs and more is 0.30mg
What is stridor?
A harsh, high-pitched respiratory sound, generally heard on inspiration, that is caused by partial blockage or narrowing of the upper airway.
What is wheezing?
A high-pitched, whistling breath sound, usually caused by a constriction of the smaller tubes of the lungs and typically heard on expriation.
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