Anaphylaxis Can Be Life Threatening

Anaphylaxis is an allergic reaction that can be life threatening. It results in a sudden reaction to a substance to which you’re allergic, such as the venom from a bee sting or from a peanut. Anyone who experiences anaphylaxis must get to an emergency room immediately for an injection of epinephrine, according to the Mayo […]

Anaphylaxis: Causes, Symtoms and Treatment

Anaphylaxis, also known as an acute systemic hypersensitivity reaction, is a condition where a person severely reacts to allergies either in food, insect stings, medication or seasonal allergies, leading to a severe drop in blood pressure, cardiac arrest, and if not treated immediately, death. It has existed for thousands of years, but was named and […]

Anaphylaxis and How Allergies Trigger Anaphylactic Shock

Anaphylaxis, also known as anaphylactic shock, is a severe allergic reaction that affects the entire body. It is triggered after a person is exposed to a substance to which they are allergic. Anaphylaxis does not happen to everyone with an allergy, and the symptoms are much different from a slight allergic reaction. Anaphylaxis is deadly […]

Idiopathic Anaphylaxis is a Result of Mutated Cells

Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), seeing a connection between mastocytosis and idiopathic anaphylaxis, have been able to determine that a number of patients with idiopathic anaphylaxis have mutated mast cells. They are hoping to be able to soon treat idiopathic anaphylaxis by targeting inhibitors at the mutated cells. People […]

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