Delayed Allergic Reaction – Nursing Assessment and Considerations

Allergic reaction
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Delayed allergic reaction could be associated with rash, hives, and swollen joints. Here, rash is a red erupted, swollen, or irritated part of skin. It is an adverse effect of several medicines, such as, anti-infective medications, and warfarin. Hives are red and itchy rashes that are raised/swollen – Urticaria.

In delayed allergic reaction, nurses may consider

Discontinuation of medicine;

Notification about the condition to the other health care providers;

Comfort measures;

Skin care: Good skin care is a nursing consideration in many cases, such as, superinfections and liver impairment;

Topical antihistamines: Inhibits the effects of histamine at peripheral H1 receptor sites;

Corticosteroids: Provide relief for inflamed parts of the body, and reduce swelling, itching, redness, and allergic reactions.

Zusammenfassung in deutscher Sprache (Summary in German language)

Eine verzögerte allergische Reaktion ist mit Hautausschlag, Nesselsucht und geschwollenen Gelenken verbunden.
Krankenschwestern können Komfortmaßnahmen, Hautpflege, Absetzen von Arzneimitteln, topische Antihistaminika und Kortikosteroide in Betracht ziehen.

Source of Information:

NCLEX-PN Content Review Guide: Preparation for the NCLEX-PN Examination (Kaplan Test Prep) – *

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