Anaphylaxis Emergency

How Anaphylaxis Is Treated

Anaphylaxis is the most severe form of an allergic reaction. It is most commonly triggered by foods, medications, and insect stings.1 It has a sudden onset, rapid progression, and is potentially life-threatening.

To stop anaphylaxis, you will need to use an epinephrine autoinjector, such as an EpiPen, as soon as possible. You will then need to be monitored at the hospital to ensure your symptoms do not return.

You cannot treat anaphylaxis with home remedies or over-the-counter medications. Once you are prescribed an epinephrine autoinjector, you should keep it with you at all times, just in case anaphylaxis reoccurs.

This article explains the immediate steps to take if you or another person develops anaphylaxis. It covers how to use an EpiPen and why you should go to the hospital after using one. It also provides several tips for preventing anaphylaxis.

Woman is making insulin injection in the stomach. Stock photo

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