There are a number of other conditions that can mimic anaphylaxis such as

There are a number of other conditions that can mimic

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There are a number of other conditions that can mimic anaphylaxis such as choking in infants, orpanic or asthma attacks. Anaphylaxis is a condition which requires immediate attention and emergency intervention that is not generally available outside of a hospital setting (Jacobsen & Gratton, 2011). Recognizing both the common and atypical presentations of anaphylaxis is critical in providing timely and proper treatment. Ideally epinephrine can be administered intramuscularly with an Epi-pen at first sign of onset to help reverse vasoconstriction. Antihistamines alone will not stop the progression of anaphylaxis (Kelso, Campbell, & Feldweg, 2016) and may mask the symptoms. Anyone with a known history of anaphylaxis should carry an Epi-pen on them or have one stored nearby at all
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times and because of the rapid onset of symptoms administration should be prompt at the identification of exposure and symptoms. For individuals without a known history of allergic reaction identification may not be as prompt and an emergency Epi-pen may not be available, due to the rapid and possibly fatal nature of anaphylaxis seeking emergency care is critical if probable symptoms are present. Patients may need additional treatment with vasopressors,
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