Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that can be life threatening, so it’s important to visit your Sugar Land 24 hour emergency facility for anaphylaxis. This condition can cause dangerously low blood pressure as well as troubles breathing, which can be fatal. If you think someone is experiencing anaphylaxis, call 911 for medical help.
Here are some common symptoms of anaphylaxis:
- Skin rash
- Swollen tongue
- Narrow airways
- Wheezing or difficulty breathing
- Weak, rapid pulse
Sugar Land 24 Hour Emergency Care for Anaphylaxis
If someone is experiencing anaphylaxis, it’s important to act fast. Don’t wait to get Sugar Land emergency care to see if symptoms get better, as anaphylaxis can be fatal. In the emergency room, you may receive a full examination, supportive treatments such as oxygen for breathing difficulties, and a doctor may even be able to help you identify the trigger for the reaction. It’s also recommended that you are monitored for potential complications or further allergic reactions. So, get help immediately for severe allergic reactions.
How to Use an EpiPen® or Epinephrine Auto Injector
If you or someone near you is experiencing a severe allergic reaction, you may need to administer epinephrine, also known as adrenaline. This can provide life-saving treatment for someone experiencing anaphylaxis. Keep in mind that normal antihistamines, such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl®) aren’t recommended for anaphylaxis as they may not be fast or strong enough to help with symptoms.
Usually epinephrine comes in the form of an auto injector pen, such as the popular brand name version, EpiPen. Never administer epinephrine to someone without a prescription. If epinephrine isn’t available, call 911 immediately.
Each auto injector is a little different, so make sure you read the instructions. Generally, here’s how to administer an epinephrine pen:
- Slide the injector out of the case
- Remove the safety cap
- Point the injector tip (usually orange colored) down
- Press the injector into the side of the upper thigh until you hear a “click,” which indicates the injection has started
- Hold firmly for three seconds
- Massage the injection site for 10 seconds
Call 911 to get emergency medical attention after administering epinephrine. Even if you feel fine, you still need to visit a Sugar Land 24 hour emergency room. If possible, bring the used epinephrine pen with you for inspection and proper disposal.
Why Seek Sugar Land Emergency Care After Anaphylaxis?
In many cases, you may feel fine after experiencing anaphylaxis, whether your symptoms resolved on their own or due to treatment with emergency epinephrine. However, it’s still important to visit your Sugar Land emergency room afterwards.
There is a chance that you may experience anaphylaxis rebound, which means your symptoms get better and then come back. Also, in some cases other treatments may be necessary, so visiting the hospital after anaphylaxis can help you get the care you need after a severe allergic reaction. Doctors may also help you determine what the trigger was and prescribe an epinephrine auto injector to keep with you in case of another reaction in future.
Quality Care from Our Sugar Land Emergency Room
At St. Michael’s Elite Hospital, our emergency rooms are rated #1 in patient satisfaction. We offer quality care for your medical emergencies. We offer short wait times of typically less than five minutes to help provide you with the quick care you need to help you get back to normal. Our team cares for patients of all ages and for all types of medical issues, from allergic reactions to broken bones and chest pain. If you need 24/7 emergency medical care, visit our facility today!