Allergy is a common health problem which many people suffer from it. The allergy can be caused by many factors. Then, as the reaction of our body toward the allergens, we will suffer from what so-called allergic reaction as we get contact with the allergens. Basically, an allergic reaction is a condition when your immune system identifies certain thing and as dangerous for our body although it is not. As a result, our immune system produces antibody to battle the certain thing which is considered as dangerous for our body. Then, the allergens are able to be anything from medication, environment or food.
Now the question is what should we do in the first place when an allergic reaction happens? Well, it is necessary to know the symptom of allergic reaction in order to determine whether you or someone is reacting toward an allergen. One of the most common symptoms of allergic reaction is sneezing, skin irritation, trouble breathing, vomiting, watery eyes, dizziness and runny nose. Then, it is also possible that as a reaction toward allergen, you develop something called anaphylaxis. This one is able to lead you toward consciousness loss, cardiac arrest and respiratory distress when untreated.
Afterward, here are what you need to do when someone around you is experiencing anaphylaxis. In the first place, you should call 911 as soon as possible. Second, you may need to check whether they have an adrenaline injector to deal with the anaphylaxis. Third, you should try to maintain the calmness in the person. Next, you can also help them to lie down on their back. After that, you can try to elevate their feet for about 12″ then cover them with a blanket. Then, you can also make sure that they wear loose clothing to avoid breathe difficulty. That’s all the first aid to treat an allergic reaction.