Allergic Reactions

A2. Allergic Reaction

A2.1 Recognize the signs and symptoms of an acute allergic reaction

A2.2 List the causes and signs of Stevens Johnson’s Syndrome

A2.3 Differentiate and explain an anaphylactic reaction from an allergic reaction

A2.4 Differentiate the symptoms of an intolerance versus an allergy

A2.5 Management: a. Propose the initial management of an acute anaphylactic reaction b. List the basic medications used to treat a simple allergic reaction

A2.6 Recognize the signs and symptoms of an environmental or seasonal allergy

A2.7 Counsel a patient on the non-pharmacological strategies for management of allergies

A2.8 List the potential complications of environmental/seasonal allergies


Allergy Anaphylaxis

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Allergic Rhinitis

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Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN)

From the Merck Manual Professional Version (Known as the Merck Manual in the US and Canada and the MSD Manual in the rest of the world), edited by Robert Porter. Copyright 2013 by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co, Inc, Kenilworth, NJ. Available at Accessed July 19, 2016.

Anaphylaxis CFP

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What is Food Intolerance

What is Food Intolerance. Allergy UK website. Updated April 2016