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.
Severe Allergic Reaction (Anaphylactic Shock)
Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that occurs rapidly and can be life-threatening. WebMD lays out first aid steps in case of such a reaction.
Treating Life-Threatening Allergies
How are life-threatening allergies treated? WebMD takes you through first aid steps for treating anaphylaxis and serious allergic reactions.
When to Use Auto-Injectors
If you have severe allergies, a small device can save your life. Know when to use your auto-injector.
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.
Managing Your Child’s Severe Food Allergies
How to avoid allergens, find hidden triggers, and give your child proper nutrition.
How to Avoid Surprise Allergy Attacks
Tried-and-true methods to keep allergens from making you miserable.
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Prepare for Allergy Emergencies
Seconds count when a life-threatening allergic reaction happens. Know the symptoms and what to do.
What is Anaphylaxis?
Anaphylaxis: It’s an unusual word but a serious condition. Learn all about it.
Video: Raising Kids With Severe Allergies
A parent shares how she deals with her daughter’s serious peanut allergy.