Anaphylaxis

 

Anaphylaxis is a serious, life-threatening allergic reaction. The most common anaphylactic reactions are to foods, insect stings, medications and latex.

 

If you are allergic to a substance, your immune system overreacts to this allergen by releasing chemicals that cause allergy symptoms. Typically, these bothersome symptoms occur in one location of the body. However, some people are susceptible to a much more serious anaphylactic reaction. This reaction typically affects more than one part of the body at the same time.

 

Anaphylaxis requires immediate medical treatment, including an injection of epinephrine and a trip to a hospital emergency room. If it isn’t treated properly, anaphylaxis can be fatal.

 

Certain people are more at risk of anaphylaxis. If you have allergies or asthma and have a family history of anaphylaxis, your risk is higher. And, if you’ve experienced anaphylaxis your risk of having another anaphylactic reaction is increased.

Contact us for more information

Mathew M. Varghese, MD

Pediatric & Adult Allergy Specialists

136 North Washington Ave. Suite 203

Bergenfield, NJ 07621

1201 Summit Avenue

Jersey City, NJ 07307

 

8901 Kennedy Blvd West, Suite 4SW

North Bergen, NJ 07047

 

Tel:  201-374-1718  

Fax: 201-374-1719

 

 

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