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What is anaphylactic shock?

The symptoms of a severe anaphylactic reaction usually develop within a few minutes to an hour after exposure. They can occur suddenly and rapidly worsen.
Initial symptoms of anaphylaxis are often the same as above and can lead to:
·         A rapid heartbeat (tachycardia)
·         Increasing breathing difficulties due to swelling and tightening of the neck
·         A sudden intense feeling of fear and apprehension
·         Sharp and sudden drops in your blood pressure, which can make you, feel light-headed and confused
·         Unconsciousness
Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency and without prompt treatment can be life-threatening.
Dial 999 immediately and ask for an ambulance with a paramedic if you think that you or someone you know is experiencing anaphylaxis.
Find out more about food allergies, the symptoms and the treatments.

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Once you have established your toddler has a slight fever, there are a number of measures you can take to keep it under control
If your toddler has a slight fever, there are a number of measures you can take to keep it under control.
The average body temperature should be between 35°C and 37°C.
While a fever can be treated, it's important to keep in mind that fevers are usually the symptom of an illness and not the illness itself.
A body’s temperature is controlled by a part of the brain called the hypothalamus.
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