How to Recognise Anaphylactic Shock

  • Swollen eyes, lips, hands, feet and other areas
  • A strange metallic taste in the mouth
  • Sore, red, itchy eyes
  • Changes in heart rate
  • A sudden feeling of extreme anxiety or apprehension
  • Itchy skin or nettle-rash (hives)
  • Unconsciousness due to very low blood pressure
  • Abdominal cramps, vomiting or diarrhoea
  • Nausea and fever

Your casualty would not necessarily experience all of these symptoms.


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