Severe allergic reaction in babies or children

If a baby or child is having an allergic reaction, they may develop a red blotchy rash, itchiness or swelling on their hands, feet or face. Their breathing may become slow. 

What to do:

1. When you observe any of these symptoms, call 999.

2. When there is a known allergy, use their auto-injector, following the recommended guidance.

3. Reassure the baby or child, and make them as comfortable as possible while you wait for the ambulance.

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Last updated: over 1 year ago