First Aid Responder Level 3 (VTQ)

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Common causes of allergic reactions

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Common Allergens: Identifying Potential Triggers

Understanding Allergens


We've previously explored allergens and their diverse nature.

Wide-Ranging Allergic Reactions:

Allergic individuals might react to multiple allergens, not limited to a single substance.

Common Allergens


Here are some of the most prevalent allergens:

  • Insect Venom: Bites and stings from bees, wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets
  • Foods: Nuts, shellfish, crustaceans, peanuts, milk, eggs, and chocolate
  • Plants: Contact with poison ivy, poison oak, and exposure to pollen from ragweed and grasses
  • Medications: Including penicillin, other antibiotics, aspirin, seizure medications, muscle relaxants, and over-the-counter remedies
  • Other Substances: Dust, latex, glue, soaps, and make-up

Understanding these common allergens is crucial in managing and preventing allergic reactions.

Learning Outcomes:
  • IPOSi Unit four LO6.1, 6.2 & 6.3