How is anaphylaxis treated?

First and foremost, removing the agent that is causing the reaction is key (e.g., bee stinger, medication or food). Anaphylaxis is typically treated with an "EpiPen," which is a dose of epinephrine that is delivered directly into the muscle. In the hospital, there are several other medications that can be used, including inhalers, IV fluids, steroids, and antihistamines.

Anaphylaxis is treated with an EpiPen, steroids or antihistamines.

Continue Learning about Allergies



About one out of five Americans suffers from allergies. An allergy is an exaggerated response from the immune system to a substance such as dust, pollen, pet dander or mold. Other common triggers include foods such as peanuts and ...

milk; insect bites; and certain ingredients in cosmetics and jewelry. Allergies can cause anything from rashes and hives to itchy eyes, sneezing, coughing, diarrhea, vomiting, and wheezing.

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