Responding to Allergy Attacks

Responding to Allergy Attacks

When a person develops hypersensitivity to a certain substance, it often results in allergic reactions. A few things that may cause those reactions may include bee stings, certain foods, dog or cat hair, or a specific drug ingredient.

If you see someone is having an allergic attack, do the following:

  • Keep the patient calm and ask if they have an epinephrine autoinjector with them
  • Have the patient lie on their back and keep their feet elevated
  • Loosen the person’s clothing, so they’re able to breathe
  • Avoid giving them any food, medicine, or beverage
  • Wait for 5 to 15 minutes for the EpiPen to take effect. If the allergic reaction does not settle down, a second epinephrine dose may be required

Contact the nearest emergency service provider for further help if the condition will not improve.

Friendly Training is here to offer reliable and up-to-date first aid training to help individuals stay prepared for complicated and serious emergencies like this. We offer a large variety of programs that range from wound care to AED training in Southern, Illinois.

Learn how to inject an EpiPen or receive CPR training in Central, Illinois, by contacting our office and signing for our class.

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