Download our fact sheet to provide your patients with easy to follow guidance on allergy and anaphylaxis.
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Allergic reactions happen when the immune system overreacts to something in the environment that is typically harmless to most people. They can be triggered by an allergen coming into contact with the skin, eyes, nose, lungs, stomach or bowel. Examples of allergic reactions include hay fever, eczema, hives and drug or food allergies.
Symptoms of allergic reactions range from mild to severe. The most severe type of allergic reaction is anaphylaxis, which may cause death without prompt medical attention. In most cases, effective treatments are available to treat or manage allergy symptoms.
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