Please suggest treatment for anaphylaxis.

Q. What treatment should I get for anaphylaxis?

Answered by
Dr. Sadaf Mustafa
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 03, 2016 and last reviewed on: Jul 13, 2023

Hi doctor,

Last week, I was bitten by red ant. Within 5 minutes I was collapsed and immediately rushed to the hospital. My BP was low at 80/60 mmHg. It was detected as anaphylaxis. I hereby attaching the treatment sheet for your reference. Six months ago, my 2 year old son expired due to unknown insect bite. We did not know about anaphylaxis at that time. What type of treatment should I get further for anaphylaxis?



Welcome to Based on the information provided, it seems that you may have hereditary angioedema or a severe allergy to red ants. I strongly recommend consulting an allergy specialist who can conduct patch testing and specialized blood testing to identify other potential allergens that could cause life-threatening reactions. In the meantime, it is important for you to obtain an EpiPen, which contains Epinephrine, as a rescue measure. Make sure to keep it with you at all times. In the event of an allergic reaction, administer the EpiPen to yourself and your children to potentially save lives. I offer my deepest condolences for your loss. The allergy specialist may be able to develop antisera, which can be administered slowly over a few weeks to help combat the allergy.

Thank you doctor,

As you said I will consult an allergy specialist.



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