What is anaphylaxis?
What causes anaphylaxis in children?
|Anaphylaxis is caused by exposure to an allergen. The type of allergen may be different for every child. Some of the most common causes include the following:|
What are the symptoms of anaphylaxis?
|The following are the most common symptoms of children's anaphylaxis. However, each child may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:|
|The symptoms of anaphylaxis may resemble other medical conditions. Always consult your child's physician for a diagnosis. |
Treatment for anaphylaxis in children:
|Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency. Your child needs immediate medical attention. Your child's physician will probably treat him/her with an injection of epinephrine, which will help stop the severe effects caused by the allergen. If your child does have an anaphylactic reaction to an allergen, his/her physician may instruct you on the use of an emergency kit that contains epinephrine to have near your child in case of future episodes. Discuss this with your child's physician. |
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