If you exhibit signs of an allergic reaction, go to the A&E department immediately or call for an ambulance.
An allergy is the immune system's overactive response when exposed to an allergen. Common allergens include foods, drugs and dust.
Signs and symptoms of an allergy include itchy and watery eyes, vomiting, nasal congestion, itchy rashes or hives, and abdominal pain.
Common food allergens are peanuts, shellfish, milk, eggs, fish and corn.
If you think someone is experiencing an allergic reaction,
Note: Do not give the patient anything to drink. If there's vomiting or bleeding from the mouth, turn the patient on their side to prevent choking.
During a medical emergency in Singapore, you can also call +65 6473 2222 for an ambulance that will transport you to the nearest hospital or a hospital of your choice. Learn more about Parkway Emergency services.