anaphylaxis - causes


REMEMBER: Its important that the casualty is seen by a qualified medical practitioner

Anaphylaxis is an extreme and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction which results in rapid chemical changes in the body. Anaphylaxis can be caused by a ‘trigger’ such as insect stings, foods (for example, nuts or shellfish) and medicines (such as penicillin)


  • Swelling of the mouth, tongue, face and neck
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Red, blotchy and itchy skin
  • nausea
  • anxiety

shock 2 treatment







Watch the video below on treatment for shock in the first instance of a child having an allergic reaction