First Aid FAQ's

Can anaphylaxis cause death?

Anaphylaxis can cause death within minutes to hours if left untreated. Most deaths are the result of anaphylactic shock, in which an extreme drop in blood flow deprives organs of oxygen, leading to unconsciousness, coma, cardiac arrest, and even death.

Anaphylaxis can also cause death by suffocation if the swelling of the larynx (windpipe) blocks airflow.

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