Be prepared for life-threatening allergic reactions

Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that can occur within seconds or minutes of exposure to an allergen. Typically marked by hives and constricting airways, it can make it difficult to breathe.

Causes

  • Check Medications, especially penicillin
  • Check Foods like nuts, wheat, seafood, milk and eggs
  • Check Insect stings like bees, wasps and fire ants
  • Check Latex
  • Check Medications used in anesthesia
  • Check Exercise

Symptoms

  • Check Hives
  • Check Flushed or pale skin
  • Check The sensation of a lump in your throat
  • Check Constriction of the airways
  • Check A swollen tongue or throat
  • Check Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

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