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Management and treatment of students with anaphylaxis Information for Education Queensland employees
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What is anaphylaxis? the most severe and sudden form of allergic reaction occurs when there is exposure to an allergen to which a person is sensitive is potentially life threatening and should be treated as a medical emergency
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Most common allergens for school-aged children peanuts tree nuts egg cow’s milk sesame fish shell fish soy insect stings and bites latex certain medications
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Facts about peanut allergy increasingly common particularly in children seen in approximately 1 in 50 children and 1 in 200 adults allergy most likely to cause anaphylaxis and death 1/2000 th of a single peanut can cause an allergic reaction
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Symptoms and signs of anaphylaxis difficulty and/or noisy breathing swelling of the tongue swelling or tightness in the throat difficulty talking or hoarse voice wheeze or persistent cough dizzy/light headed loss of consciousness and/or collapse pale and floppy (young child)
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Potentially life threatening allergic reactions can produce such severe swelling of the airways that suffocation and death may occur within minutes reactions to foods can occur through: ingestion skin or eye contact inhalation of food particles
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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