Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency which must be treated quickly.
If someone has symptoms of anaphylaxis you should:
- Use an adrenaline auto-injector (AAI) if available, e.g. EpiPen.
- Call 112 immediately
- Remove the trigger or causative agent if possible
- Make sure the person lies down or stays still
- If your symptoms have not improved or have deteriorated within 5-15 minutes after the first injection, either you or the person with you should give a second EpiPen injection. For this reason, you should carry more than one EpiPen with you at all times.