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Should I call 9-1-1 for someone who is in anaphylactic shock?

Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number if the person:
  • Has trouble breathing
  • Complains of the throat tightening
  • Explains that he or she is subject to severe allergic reactions
  • Is or becomes unconscious

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