Tda 2.14

Some reactions can be very mild and involve only one system of the body, like hives on the skin. Other reactions can be more severe and involve more than one part of the body. Most reactions last less than a day and affect any of these four body systems:
Skin. Skin reactions are the most common type of food allergy reactions. They can take the form of itchy, red, bumpy rashes (hives), eczema, or redness and swelling around the mouth or face.
Gastrointestinal system. Symptoms can take the form of belly cramps, nausea, vomiting, or     diarrhea.
Respiratory system. Symptoms can range from a runny or stuffy nose, itchy, watery eyes, and sneezing to the triggering of asthma with coughing and wheezing.
Cardiovascular system. A person may feel lightheaded or faint.
For a mild to moderate reaction:
Keep calm and reassure the person having the reaction, as anxiety can make symptoms worse.
Try to identify the allergen and have the person avoid further contact with it.
(Seek assistance from a First Aider if you’re not qualified).
1. If the person develops an itchy rash, apply cool compresses.
2. Watch the person for signs of increasing distress.
3. Fill in appropriate paperwork and inform Parents/Carers on collection.
For a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis), check the person's airway, breathing, and circulation (the ABC's of Basic Life Support). A warning sign of dangerous throat swelling is a very hoarse or whis-pered voice, or coarse sounds when the person is breathing in air. If necessary, begin rescue breath-ing and CPR.
(Seek assistance from a First Aider if you’re not qualified).
1. Call 999.
2. Calm and reassure the person.
3. If the person has emergency allergy medication on hand, help the person take or inject the medication. Avoid oral medication if the person is having difficulty breathing.
4. Take steps to prevent shock. Have the person lie flat, raise the person's feet about 12 inch-es, and cover him or her with a coat or blanket. Do...