Would you be able to recognize it if someone you knew had an anaphylaxis attack? Would you know how to help them?

The signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis may be similar to the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction, but they are more pronounced: swelling of the lips, face, neck, ears, and/or hands. Do you know any other signs or symptoms?

They should be carrying their medication (such as an Epipen) with them. In Ontario, unless you are specifically trained, only they are allowed to administer their medication.

To learn more take a Canadian Red Cross First Aid course.

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