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Allergy: Insect Sting (cont.)

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The top priority for the medical team is ensuring that your breathing and blood pressure are protected.

  • If you are having difficulty breathing, you may be given oxygen via a tube in your nose or by face mask.
  • In cases of severe respiratory distress, you may be put on a mechanical ventilator. This is temporary until the effects of the reaction abate.
  • If your blood pressure is too low, an IV line will be placed.
  • You may be given saline solution through the IV to boost your blood pressure.
  • You may be given medication if needed to ease your breathing and/or increase your blood pressure.

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