Anaphylaxis symptoms and grading chart

Posted on: Fri, 01/20/2006 - 1:09pm
momma2boys's picture
Joined: 03/14/2003 - 09:00

I know I posted this in other threads, and I thought in it's own thread but I can't find it. Thought it would be helpful for new members who didn't see it.


some definitions to go with the chart...
1. Itching, an unpleasant cutaneous sensation that provokes the desire to rub or scratch the skin to obtain relief.
2. Any of various conditions marked by itching, the specific site or type being indicated by a modifying term.
A transient condition of the skin, usually caused by an allergic reaction, characterised by pale or reddened irregular, elevated patches and severe itching, hives.


A vascular reaction involving the deep dermis or subcutaneous or submucal tissues, representing localised oedema caused by dilatation and increased permeability of the capillaries and characterised by development of giant wheals


The excessive rapidity in the action of the heart, the term is usually applied to a heart rate above 100 per minute and may be qualified as atrial, junctional (nodal) or ventricular and as paroxysmal.


Shortness of breath, difficult or laboured breathing.


A bluish discolouration, applied especially to such discolouration of skin and mucous membranes due to excessive concentration of reduced haemoglobin in the blood.


A slowness of the heart beat, as evidenced by slowing of the pulse rate to less than 60 beats per minute


persistent watery mucus discharge from the nose

Posted on: Sat, 01/21/2006 - 8:42am
dgood's picture
Joined: 03/27/2004 - 09:00

Thank you so much. You posted this for me after my daughter's anaphalaxis from egg and it really cleared things up for me...yep, her reaction was very serious based on this chart. Even my mom who is an RN was amazed how serious vomiting is during an allergic reaction.
Thanks again!

Posted on: Sun, 01/22/2006 - 2:20am
momma2boys's picture
Joined: 03/14/2003 - 09:00

dgood, you are very welcome. I know after I saw this chart the first time I realized my son should have received epi a couple times.

Posted on: Sun, 01/22/2006 - 8:51am
Lebovitz's picture
Joined: 08/28/2005 - 09:00

Helpful post!

Posted on: Tue, 02/28/2006 - 11:17am
Daisy's picture
Joined: 01/16/2006 - 09:00

Bumping up for newbies.

Posted on: Tue, 02/28/2006 - 3:55pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Very helpful...from one of the newbies!

Posted on: Wed, 03/01/2006 - 9:22am
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Joined: 02/26/2006 - 09:00


Posted on: Wed, 05/17/2006 - 1:56pm
Daisy's picture
Joined: 01/16/2006 - 09:00

re-raising for Ethan's Mom.

Posted on: Thu, 05/18/2006 - 3:13am
lmw's picture
Joined: 11/12/2005 - 09:00

I copy/pasted this into a Word document last time it was raised, just after DD had a minor reaction to a nut. I added definitions for all the terms I didn't know/understand right in the box with the medical term. Now I can just print them off as needed. I figure, this way, if I'm asked 'is X happening?', I know what 'X' is!

Posted on: Wed, 05/31/2006 - 12:30pm
Daisy's picture
Joined: 01/16/2006 - 09:00

bumping up for the newbies.

Posted on: Wed, 05/31/2006 - 2:08pm
joeybeth's picture
Joined: 09/01/2006 - 09:00

thank you so much....i knew about most of these but now i finally have a name for that watery liquid that flowed from my girls' mouths and noses during their skin tests a couple of years ago. until now, i thought that was just some odd reaction we alone had. i recognized all the other signs of a reaction, but not that one.



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