Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction. The patient can have serious breathing
difficulties, and can even lose consciousness and die if not treated quickly. The allergic reaction may involve the
whole body. Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency and requires immediate medical treatment.
Symptoms of anaphylaxis are listed below:
- Swelling of the lining of the mouth, tongue, lips and throat; causing
- Urticaria (hives)
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Cold and clammy skin.
- Rapid heartbeat.
- Feeling faint or lightheaded.
- An unexpectedly abrupt feeling of intense anxiety or impending
Asthma is a chronic (long-term) lung disease that inflames and narrows the
airways. Asthma causes recurring periods of wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), chest tightness,
shortness of breath, and coughing. The coughing often occurs at night or early in the morning, but an asthma attack
can occur at any time.
An asthma attack can happen when you are exposed to “asthma triggers.” Your
triggers can be very different from those of someone else with asthma. Some of the most common triggers are tobacco
smoke, dust mites, outdoor air pollution, strong smells (such as perfumes or cleaning products) pet dander, and