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Anaphylactic shock: what to do before the ambulance arrives?
Anaphylaxis, also called anaphylactic shock, is an allergic reaction that proceeds extremely severely and is deadly.
How does anaphylactic shock develop?
It occurs when the body meets the allergen for the second time. When an allergen substance first enters the body, the immune system reacts to it, producing specific substances – immunoglobulins. The so-called sensitization of the body.
When the same allergen comes into contact with the body a second time, it is recognized by immunoglobulins and the immune cells in response emit special substances – inflammatory mediators that give an allergic reaction: itching, swelling, and a drop in pressure. Continue reading
Some swallow antibiotics at the slightest cold, while others categorically refuse to take them even with severe pneumonia, considering them terribly harmful. Both that and other approach are absolutely incorrect.
Antibiotics really help cope with many serious infections, but only if taken correctly.
To understand in which case the drug will work, and in which it will be completely useless and even harmful, you need to imagine how the antibiotic works in the human body.
Antibiotic – what is this medicine? Continue reading
Winter cold affects people in different ways. Some more tightly wrapped in fur coats and scarves and easily tolerate cold. They only occasionally notice: “frost is growing.” Others, those who are significantly less fortunate, regularly see skin irritations, rashes, and inflammations. Such manifestations may indicate an allergy to cold. What is a pathology? And can it be neutralized?
For a long time, doctors did not recognize the specific reaction of the skin to cold as an allergy. Not surprising. After all, frost or snow do not contain substances that can trigger a pathological reaction (allergens). Could there be an allergy to cold in this case? Until today, the nature of such an unusual reaction of the skin to frost has not been fully studied. But doctors attributed these manifestations to pseudo-allergies. Continue reading