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Allergy Advocacy Association - What is anaphylaxis?

What is anaphylaxis?

Put simply, anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction.   While typical allergies are caused by the body’s immune system overreacting to otherwise harmless substances, anaphylaxis is an allergic reaction in overdrive.

Causes vary by individual but common triggers include some foods, certain medications, insect stings and latex.

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