Anaphylactic shock is a severe, immediate, allergic reaction, which can affect many organ systems. Anaphylactic shock is serious and potentially life threatening.
When anaphylactic shock is most severe, a baby may experience airway narrowing and swelling, and a drop in blood pressure making it difficult to breathe. Anaphylactic shock happens most often in children and although it is not common, it is not rare.
If you suspect your baby has had an anaphylactic shock, you should contact the emergency services and take your baby to the hospital immediately.
Could it be Cows’ Milk Allergy?
An allergic reaction to food, e.g. Cows’ Milk Allergy (CMA) is one of the most common triggers of anaphylactic shock in babies. Other triggers include insect stings, medications and latex. Symptoms can occur very suddenly and get worse very quickly.
Cows’ milk allergy (CMA) is a common food allergy in baby’s and young children but it is often challenging to diagnose and may take many months and doctors appointments. If you suspect that your baby might have cows’ milk allergy, you can use SmilesBack to help shorten the journey to diagnosis and help put smiles back where they belong.
SmilesBack is an easy-to-use app that has been developed with allergy experts and tested by parents. It enables you to easily record your baby’s symptoms and feeds and summarise them in a one-page, expert-designed report, to support your doctor before they make a diagnosis.
We believe breast milk is the best food for infants. When in consultation with their healthcare professional, mothers and families find that optimal breastfeeding is not possible due to their infant’s medical condition, formulas for special medical purposes play a vital role in providing essential nutrients to infants. We have a global commitment to market breast-milk substitutes responsibly.
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