What should you do if you’re experiencing a severe allergic reaction?

A severe allergic reaction is known as anaphylaxis. Roman does not offer treatment for anaphylaxis. If you are experiencing a severe allergic reaction (or even if you just think you might be in trouble), call 9-1-1 immediately and seek medical help. The symptoms of a severe allergic reaction include itching of the mouth and lips, swelling of the airway, tongue, and lips, flushing, hives, decreased blood pressure, difficulty breathing, confusion, and loss of consciousness. These symptoms may occur rapidly and are life-threatening, requiring emergent treatment. 

If you have a history of anaphylaxis or are at risk of developing anaphylaxis, your healthcare provider may have prescribed you a medication called epinephrine. You should carry this medication with you at all times and should give it to yourself (or have somebody else give it to you) in the event of a severe allergic reaction without delay.

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