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Do you know the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis?

If you have food allergies or if you know someone who does, you need to understand the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis. Take a moment to review them now and share this information. It could save a life. Symptoms of Anaphylaxis Skin: hives, swelling, itching, warmth, redness, rash Breathing (respiratory): coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath,…  Read More

Study: Anaphylaxis in Children is on the Rise

A new study by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has found that incidents of anaphylaxis are on the rise for children. The findings, published this week in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, show that the percentage of Emergency Room (ER) visits due to anaphylaxis has doubled over a…  Read More

Non-Food Allergens

Non-Food Causes of Anaphylaxis In addition to food, anaphylaxis can be caused by medication, insect stings, latex, exercise, or unknown reasons (“idiopathic”). Medication An allergy to medication happens when your immune system reacts to the drug. Any drug can cause a reaction. Learn more Insect Stings The most common sources of allergy from insect stings are…  Read More

Allergic Reactions

Signs and Symptoms of Anaphylaxis An allergic reaction usually happens within minutes after being exposed to an allergen, but sometimes it can take place several hours after exposure. A reaction can involve any of these symptoms, and a person could have one or more of these symptoms regardless of the allergen: Skin system: hives, swelling, itching,…  Read More

Anaphylaxis

What is Anaphylaxis? Anaphylaxis (pronounced anna-fill-axis) is the most serious type of allergic reaction. Symptoms of Anaphylaxis Symptoms can vary for different people, and can be different from one reaction to the next. Skin: hives, swelling, itching, warmth, redness, rash Breathing (respiratory): coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest pain/tightness, throat tightness/swelling, hoarse voice, nasal congestion…  Read More