What is Anaphylaxis?
Anaphylaxis is a strong, serious allergic reaction that develops rapidly. Those who develop this syndrome are at risk of death, especially if they don’t get immediate medical treatment.
Anaphylaxis may begin with by breaking out in hives, itching, a rash, redness of the skin and swelling You may develop a hoarse voice, coughing, chest tightness and/or pain, an itchy mouth and throat, have trouble swallowing and experience nasal congestion or stuffiness. This may lead to stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and you may develop a headache. Women may begin to feel uterine cramping.
Anaphylaxis normally leads to wheezing, shortness of breath, a bluish or pale skin tone, dizziness and a slow pulse. Breathing may become more labored or may stop altogether. If left untreated, you may lose consciousness and may die from lack of oxygen.