What is Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic shock reaction where a person may faint, the skin becomes blue, and swelling appears in the throat and eyes. You may have heard this condition referred to as anaphylaxis shock. Often the cause of the condition is an allergic reaction to bee, yellow jacket, hornet or wasp stings, or to […]

When to Replace an Epi-Pen (Epinephrine) Auto-Injector

If you are anaphylactic with bee stings, food or other allergens (such as latex), you likely own at least one EpiPen. An EpiPen is an adrenaline (epinephrine) shot administered at the onset of anaphylacitc shock or severe allergic reaction. Seconds count. Should the need arise to use the epinephrine, you will count on it to […]

Walk for Food Allergy: Moving Toward a Cure

More than 12 million people in the Unites States have food allergies; 3 million of those are children. There is no cure and the only treatment is strict avoidance of the foods that can cause the allergic reaction. Within seconds a person can go into anaphylactic shock (or anaphylaxis), which is a severe allergic reaction […]

First Aid for Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis, also known as Anaphylactic Shock, is a severe and sometimes deadly allergic reaction. It is estimated that there are 400-800 deaths per year in the United States because of severe allergic reactions. Some of these deaths can be prevented if anaphylaxis is recognized and treated quickly. A person can die from anaphylaxis in just […]

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