Anaphylaxis is a serious, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. Common triggers include foods, insect stings or bites, and more. In case of anaphylaxis, epinephrine may be used, but you should also seek emergency care immediately. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how anaphylaxis is caused, symptoms, treatments, and much more.
The Basics of Anaphylaxis
Anaphylaxis is a dangerous allergic reaction. Learn more about anaphylaxis.
Allergic Reactions: What’s Normal, What’s Not
Would you recognize the signs of anaphylaxis? How can you protect your child from life-threatening allergies? Know the symptoms of severe allergic reactions and stay safe and prepared.
When to Use Auto-Injectors
If you have severe allergies, a small device can save your life. Know when to use your auto-injector.
Allergies: Giving Yourself an Epinephrine Shot
If you have had a severe allergic reaction in the past, you know how frightening it can be. Symptoms of breathing difficulty, itching, and swelling can come on quickly and become life threatening. Giving yourself an epinephrine shot with an EpiPen can slow down or stop an allergic reaction. That's why it is important to have an allergy kit containing an Epipen with you at all times and to know .
Epinephrine Injection: Protect Your Child From Anaphylaxis
If your child has life-threatening allergies, staying prepared at all times is a must. Get the facts on protecting your child from anaphylaxis with a portable epinephrine injector.
Guide to Anaphylaxis Resources
If your child has serious allergies, you’re not alone. Find support and information about anaphylaxis and severe allergic reactions with WebMD’s guide to anaphylaxis resources.
Anaphylaxis Myths and Facts: Symptoms, Triggers, Treatment, and More
Do you know the truth about anaphylaxis, including what causes it, what the symptoms are, and how to respond? Check your knowledge of these anaphylaxis myths and facts.
Managing Your Child’s Severe Food Allergies
How to avoid allergens, find hidden triggers, and give your child proper nutrition.
What is Anaphylaxis?
Anaphylaxis: It’s an unusual word but a serious condition. Learn all about it.
Prepare for Allergy Emergencies
Seconds count when a life-threatening allergic reaction happens. Know the symptoms and what to do.
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Video: Common Triggers for Severe Allergies
What are the top three causes of anaphylaxis? And what are some less-common triggers of life-threatening allergic reactions?