How To Use an EpiPen to Counteract an Anaphylaxis Allergic Reaction

This video of How To Use an EpiPen to Counteract an Anaphylaxis Allergic Reaction will take you step by step of how to use it properly in a life threatening situation. EpiPen is an injection containing epinephrine, a chemical that narrows blood vessels and opens airways in the lungs.

Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. It can occur within seconds or minutes of exposure to something you’re allergic to, such as a peanut or the venom from a bee sting.

How To Use an EpiPen to Counteract an Anaphylaxis Allergic Reaction

The flood of chemicals released by your immune system during anaphylaxis can cause you to go into shock; your blood pressure drops suddenly and your airways narrow, blocking normal breathing. Signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis include a rapid, weak pulse, a skin rash, and nausea and vomiting. Common triggers of anaphylaxis include certain foods, some medications, insect venom and latex as quoted by Mayo Clinic.

A fast pounding heartbeat, nervousness, sweating, nausea, vomiting, trouble breathing, headache, dizziness, anxiety, shakiness, or pale skin may occur after injecting the EpiPen into your thigh. Laying down and trying to stay calm can help can reduce these after effects but  seek immediate emergency medical treatment after use if needed.

How To Use an EpiPen to Counteract an Anaphylaxis Allergic Reaction

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