AnaphylaxisOverview

Anaphylaxis is a severe and potentially life-threatening reaction to a trigger such as an allergy.

overview

Anaphylaxis is a severe and potentially life-threatening reaction to a trigger, such as an allergy.

symptoms

Symptoms of anaphylaxis include feeling faint, finding it hard to breathe, a fast heartbeat and feeling anxious.

treatments_overview

Anaphylaxis needs to be treated in hospital at soon as possible. Use an adrenaline injector if the person has one and call 999 for an ambulance.

causes

Anaphylaxis is usually caused by an allergic reaction. Common triggers include foods, medicines and insect stings.

prevention

You can help prevent anaphylaxis by avoiding any triggers you have and carrying your adrenaline injector at all times.

Page last reviewed: 29/11/2019
Next review due: 29/11/2022