Quiz: Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis

By Ben Lerman

Jan 17, 2018

 

 

Learn to respond to medical emergencies, including allergic reactions, on a NOLS Wilderness Medicine course.

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Ben Lerman

Ben is the former NOLS Wilderness Medicine Marketing Coordinator and a Wilderness First Responder graduate. He enjoys rock climbing, backpacking, kayaking, and hopes to someday adventure in the mountains on each of the 7 continents.

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Two people hiking through an alpine field. It's foggy and gray out, with snowcapped mountains in the background.

Case Study: Anaphylaxis in the Backcountry

Two people hiking through an alpine field. It's foggy and gray out, with snowcapped mountains in the background.
Photo courtesy of Deborah Sussex.
 

The Setting

You are hiking with a group of friends deep in a wilderness area. It’s lunch and everyone’s stomach is rumbling, but no one wants to stop long term.

Luckily, you have trail mix within arm’s reach. You feel comfortable passing it amongst your hungry group members because it doesn’t contain nuts.

However, soon after one of your friends becomes acutely ill. With a tingly and tight throat, your friend seems to be having an allergic reaction.

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