Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction. It causes your body’s immune system to release chemicals that can cause your body to go into a shock. As a result, your airways narrow, blocking your breathing. Your blood pressure suddenly drops.
Anaphylaxis is an extreme life-threatening reaction that occurs within a minute after eating an allergy-causing food such as:
The symptoms of the allergic reaction can be different to every person. Not all allergic reaction develops into anaphylaxis.
The following food triggers you to a food allergy:
The following are mild symptoms a person can experience after eating an allergy-causing food:
Anaphylaxis symptom includes:
These are the factors that can increase your risk from this type of allergic reaction:
The following are the factor that may increase your chances of having an anaphylactic reaction:
Preventive measures to avoid the symptoms of this condition are:
It takes a physician to perform tests such as:
There two ways of treating food allergy:
Antihistamine – is a drug used to treat moderate reaction of allergy. Common examples of this drug are:
Adrenaline – is a drug used to treat severe reaction of allergy.
Epinephrine is an injection used to anaphylaxis. It contains a solution and is injected into the skin at the first sign of the allergy.