Our Peachtree City Office
115 Genevieve Court
Peachtree City, GA 30269
Phone: (678) 400-6650

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3280 Howell Mill Rd, Northwest Medical Center, East Lobby
Suite 309, Atlanta, GA 30327
Phone: (678) 400-6650

 

Anaphylaxis

Allergy Doctor, Atlanta, Peachtree City, Georgia 

Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially life-threatening reaction that can occur after being exposed to certain including foods, insect stings, medications, or latex.  Anaphylactic reactions often involve swelling, hives, reduced blood pressure, and in some severe cases, shock.  Warning signs include rash, flushing, swelling, wheezing, lightheadedness, chest or throat tightening, trouble breathing, vomiting, and diarrhea.

If you have had an anaphylactic reaction in the past, the best ways to avoid a future emergency are to avoid your known allergens, and to keep autoinjectible epinephrine (an Epi Pen) on hand.

Avoiding allergens can be easier said than done.  Click here for tips from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology on how to avoid common food allergens.