Is it anaphylaxis?
If there are no breathing problems and/or faintness, this is not anaphylaxis.
Avoid/ remove allergen, administer antihistamine.
If acute anaphylaxis (breathing problems of faintness)
If faint lie patient down with feet raised; otherwise sit up.
Treat acute reaction – administer adrenaline auto-injector
Transfer by ambulance to Emergency Department
If in ED, consider taking 1ml of clotted blood for mast cell tryptase
All children suffering from anaphylaxis should be referred to a health care professional with experience in managing children’s allergies for further assssesment and management.