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This is a medical emergency and would require an emergency medical review. It is a serious form of allergic reactions which is life threatening. Common causes could be food related like nuts, bee stings, chemicals, medications, and lots more.

Presentation

Difficulty in breathing with choking, tongue swelling, wheezing, cough and being unable to speak.

Feeling faint and lightheaded, cold and clammy.

Itching with redness on the skin.

Fast heartbeat, some people could collapse or loss consciousness.

PS: PLEASE REMEMBER THE SYMPTOMS COULD DEVELOP QUICKLY AND IT IS AN EMERGENCY.

Self-help tips:

Call for an ambulance if there is any concern, it is very important to know that help is on the way.

Look for possible causes like bee stings still in the skin.

Lay the person on the ground and consider doing CPR if indicated.

Please check if any medications like an epipen/ epinephrine auto injector which most people carry around if they had a previous similar episode.

Treatment

Medical emergency and should be rushed to the hospital.

When to get in touch with Sandsclinic?

It is a medical emergency. We could catch up after you get sorted from the hospital to discuss things to avoid and ensure you have all your medications at hand.