Photos of anaphylaxis and hives

Posted on: Wed, 06/05/2002 - 8:10am
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pI recall seeing posting like this in one of these forums a while back, but since I can't find it, I thought I'd post a follow-up./p
pI found this link which shows a few photos of allergic reactions:/p
p [url="http://www.dermnetnz.org/index.html"]http://www.dermnetnz.org/index.html[/url] /p
p [url="http://www.surviveoutdoors.com/emergency/allergic.asp"]http://www.surviveoutdoors.com/emergency/allergic.asp[/url] /p
p [url="http://www.skincarephysicians.com/eczemanet/may.html"]http://www.skincarephysicians.com/eczemanet/may.html[/url] /p
p [url="http://health.discovery.com/diseasesandcond/encyclopedia/113.html"]http://health.discovery.com/diseasesandcond/encyclopedia/113.html[/url] /p
pI've seen much more severe hives, but these are at least basic educational resources./p
p[This message has been edited by Anna (edited June 09, 2002).]/p

Posted on: Sun, 06/09/2002 - 4:03am
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I snapped a few pictures when my PA son had
a contact reaction to peanuts and use that to show teachers, etc what to look for.
It scares the daylights out of them and is defenitely worth a thousand words!

Posted on: Sun, 06/09/2002 - 4:42am
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The links are great in showing what to look for...
Thanks for the links!
Valerie
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Posted on: Sun, 06/09/2002 - 4:45am
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Good idea!
Not that we ever *want* to have an occasion to capture such photos, but if it happens, it's a powerful way to keep the person safe. I agree that it's worth a thousand words.

Posted on: Sun, 06/09/2002 - 4:49am
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I'm going to delete the link above. Thanks for pointing this out. It's just an image of a nude patient with hives, which isn't, IMO, *very* graphic, but I don't wish to cause offense to anyone who is shocked by the naked body (it hadn't even occurred to me, actually, as it was so un-sexual and part of a medical site), so just to be on the safe side. . .
[This message has been edited by Anna (edited June 09, 2002).]

Posted on: Sun, 06/09/2002 - 11:55pm
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These pictures could definitely be useful to educate caregivers and teachers. I have been wondering if pictures of reactions (especially anaphylactic) might help convince companies how important proper labelling is.
I know, the bottom line for them is sometimes just money, but somewhere in these companies are real people. If *real people* saw what damage their product could do to someone maybe it would make a difference.

Posted on: Fri, 08/08/2003 - 5:42am
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Bumping up for joey and KathyL from the "Best Comebacks & Approaches" (Main Board)
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Posted on: Fri, 08/08/2003 - 7:27am
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Quote:Originally posted by Anna:
[b]I'm going to delete the link above. Thanks for pointing this out. It's just an image of a nude patient with hives, which isn't, IMO, *very* graphic, but I don't wish to cause offense to anyone who is shocked by the naked body (it hadn't even occurred to me, actually, as it was so un-sexual and part of a medical site), so just to be on the safe side. . .
[/b]
Never saw the pic. But, I am pretty sure I wouldn't have found it offensive. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
I have seen soooooooooooooooooooooo many naked bodies in my profession I don't think of it as "naked". Or "graphic" even. I just think of it as human. I do, however, afford the patient opportunity for modesty, even if the patient is confused or sedated. I just think of that as human also. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
MommaBear [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/cool.gif[/img]
PS........ thank you for taking your valuable time to investigate and post the links.

Posted on: Mon, 08/11/2003 - 7:11am
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Posted on: Wed, 02/08/2006 - 2:30am
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Chris I was doing a search for something else and found the link
[url="http://www.dermnetnz.org/index.html"]http://www.dermnetnz.org/index.html[/url]
It has some really go pics of reactions!
Momma2boy I came across "rosin" and I thought of your thread!
I also happened to notice that on the link there is a re to "nickle" allergy and foods to stay away from if you have a "nickle allergy" I have noticed with my son he wont eat "peas" never has!
I find it ALL (the link that is } very informative ! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Thank You Anna
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Love this site
Synthia

Posted on: Wed, 02/08/2006 - 3:32am
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This is from a reaction from Aidan's dust mite shot. I measured it & it was 2 1/2 inches across & 2 inches down. This was Jan. 4th of this year. It took several round the clock benedryl for a few days & steroid cream to clear it up.
[img]http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a323/MLMB77/5f48e2d5.jpg[/img]
The scary thing is this is what he looked like at 13 months old from head to toe from his first reaction from a tiny bite of peanut butter cookie. Hope this helps give a "picture" of our situation.
Take care,
mandi

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