What are the symptoms of anaphylaxis?

    Monday, 18 April 2011 00:00  Blog

Each person may experience symptoms of anaphylaxis differently. The most common symptoms include:

  • Respiratory system: chest tightness, shortness of breath, wheezing, throat tightness, cough, itchy mouth/throat, nasal congestion
  • Cardiac system: low heart rate, pale/blue color, dizziness, low blood pressure, lightheadedness
  • Skin and mucous membranes: hives all over body, swelling, itchiness, redness, itchy/watery/red eyes
  • Gastrointestinal system: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach ache
  • Other symptoms: anxiety, feeling of “impending doom”

The most dangerous symptoms, which should prompt an urgent 9-1-1 call, include breathing difficulty, loss of consciousness and low blood pressure. All of these can be fatal.

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