Anaphylactic Shock

Millions of Americans suffer from allergies. Every spring there are people suffering from itchy eyes,
the sniffles, and post nasal drip when certain plants come into bloom. But while these allergic reactions
may be irritating enough for sufferers to seek treatment, they do no real harm. But there is a type
of allergic reaction called anaphylactic shock or anaphylaxis that can result in swift death to the
person with the allergy.

Most anaphylactic shock reactions are experienced by individuals that are severely allergic to things
such as certain foods or insect bites. Common allergens that can result in anaphylaxis include:

  • Bee stings
  • Scorpion stings
  • Nuts
  • Shell fish
  • Mangos
  • Kiwi fruit

What Happens during Anaphylactic Shock

It is often difficult to know what is in certain foods and it is not always possible to avoid insects.
Thus, it is important to know the signs of anaphylactic shock, even when the person who suffers from
it is aware of his or her allergies.

Sign of anaphylaxis include:

  • Abnormal heart rhythm or arrhythmia
  • Fluid in the lungs or pulmonary edema
  • Hives covering the body
  • Low blood pressure
  • Mental confusion and memory loss
  • Rapid pulse
  • Bluish skin resulting from lack of oxygen or skin that is very pale
  • Swelling in the throat–this can result in airway blockage and eventual death
  • Swelling of the eyes or face
  • Weakness
  • Wheezing

Contact Us

If you or someone you love has experience anaphylactic shock because of the negligence of another person,
contact the experienced Stevens Point personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®,
S.C. today by calling 800-242-2874.