Anaphylaxis is a disease with a bad prognosis if there is no immediate treatments. The anaphylaxis medications are varied, from traditional or natural medicine to modern medications. Before we are going to our topic, anaphylaxis medications, let’s have a look to anaphylaxis.
Have You Known What is Anaphylaxis?
If you want to get anaphylaxis medications, you have to know what is anaphylaxis. So anaphylaxis definition is a severe allergy. The anaphylaxis usually involves respiratory distress. Anaphylaxis could threaten life because it can accelerate vascualr collapse, the patient with anaphylaxis could be systemic shock.
There are only two causes of anaphylaxis. If you have an allergic history, you need to avoid all of these anaphylaxis causes.
Systemic exposure of medicine
If you have an allergic reaction toward medicine, it could stimulate the immune system to attack the allergen (a medicine). The most medicine that cause anaphylaxis is in antibiotic type (Penisiline).
Sensitive Substance Exposure
Beside medicine, there are many substances like foods, hormone, local anasthesia, serume, or vaccine that lead to allergic reaction.
Anaphylaxis Natural Medicines
Nowaday, there is no natural remedies for anaphylaxis. Although natural medications are not recomended for anaphylaxis, yet they still can be used as a prevention, especially for those who have a history of anaphylaxis.
The risk of anaphylaxis could be prevented by taking quercetine supplements daily. What is quercetine suplements? It is a type of plant flavonoid and it can protect those who have anaphylaxis history from allergic reaction reccurency.
Quercetin can improve antihistamine function. it should be taken with vitamin C supplements, or high vitamin C fruits.
Some anaphylaxis symptoms could be treated by taking zinc supplements. 30 mg zinc is recommended by taking it daily.
Several herbs consists of antihistamine properties that can reduce the risk of anaphylaxis occurances. They could take immediately after exposure to an allergen.
Some of those herbs are like stinging nettle, licorice, ashwagandha, and Chinese skullcap.
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Medicines for Anaphylaxis
To prevent complications of anaphylaxis, the patients should be promptly taken to a hospital. Epinephrine is the first line of treatment for anaphylaxis.
Epinephrine injection 0,1 to 0,5 ml should administrated immediately and soak it in water for injection about 1:1000, repeat every 5 to 20 minutes.
Epinephrine can be injected through intra muscular or subcutaneous if patient is still aware of the environment
Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
CPR consists chest compression, breathing aid, and free the airway. CPR is really important for patient with anaphylaxis. They should be done immediately if the patients has cardiac arrest.
Endotracheal intubation or tracheostomy and mechanic ventilation are done to maintain airway clearance and oxygenation.
Vasopressor like norepinephrine, dopamine, or phenylephrine
Difenhydrinate is prescribed for long-term medication
Corticosteroid to reduce the inflammation
Bronchodilator like aminophylline is administrated intravenous to control bronchospasm
Blood volume improvement like normal saline or albumin to improve blood pressure