Anaphylaxis represents one of the most dramatic and potentially dangerous reactions of an immediate allergic reaction. Within minutes to hours of being in contact with an allergic trigger, a reaction starts that affects the whole body. Your immune system reacts to the substance and causes a dramatic response.
This reuires immediate medical attention because it can be very serious or even life threatening. Certain people are at an higher risk for these reactions, and your doctor can help figure out whether or not you are at risk.
Because of the serious nature of the reaction, making the right diagnosis and managing allergies is important. Your doctor can provide you with the right knowledge and medications for your allergies. For some individuals, carrying an EpiPen is important in cases of emergency.