5631-Response to Donna Mather`s Post


5631-Responseto Donna Mather`s Post

5631-Responseto Donna Mather`s Post

HiDonna, I am pleased with the way you responded to the discussionpost. The first question, which required you to explain RT’sphysiological response to the bee sting incident, was well addressed. However, I would like to simplify the whole scenario by revisitingthe literature on the same. According to Emanuel &amp Hawarden(2015), subsequent bee sting venom is detected by the antibodydefense that resulted from the previous incident. Hence, theintroduction of the allergen in RT’s circulation triggered anantibody-antigen reaction that caused itching, swelling of softtissues, vasodilation of blood vessels, and muscle relaxation, withthe ultimate result of anaphylaxis. Consequently, the patientexperienced breathing difficulty and was likely to suffer a sharpfall in blood pressure, seizure, and death in the case of a lack ofimmediate therapeutic response (Emanuel &amp Hawarden, 2015).

Furthermore,you tackled the question of the potential systemic adverse effect ofthe bee sting scenario well, although you could have presented thatin a separate paragraph for clarity. Again, according to Emanuel &ampHawarden (2015), the circulation of the allergen in the blood streamof the bee sting victims has a wide array of consequences.Specifically, the histamine causes vasodilation of muscles andvessels, low blood pressure, reduced circulation into the vital bodyorgans like the brain, shortage in nutrient supply, convulsions, anddeath (Emanuel &amp Hawarden, 2015).

Finally,I can’t express my delight better regarding your capability toidentify epinephrine as the treatment for anaphylaxis. Emanuel &ampHawarden (2015) argued that at the right therapeutic dose range, thedrug is very safe for use in such patients as RT. However, theresearchers cautioned that the side effects related to the medicinesuch as headaches, dizziness, anxiety, and respiratory difficultiesare a result of poor diagnosis by the physicians.


Emanuel,S., &amp Hawarden, D. (2015). Bee sting allergy and immunotherapy:ABC of allergy.&nbspCurrentAllergy &amp Clinical Immunology,&nbsp28(2),128-131.