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What are the symptoms of anaphylaxis in children?

Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening condition, which begins rapidly after you come into contact with an allergen. It can be mild or severe and has the potential to lead to death.

Symptoms of anaphylaxis include:
  • hives or skin rash with swelling
  • difficulty breathing
  • drop in blood pressure
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • abdominal cramping
Skin symptoms are seen most of the time. Difficulty breathing occurs in 70% of patients with anaphylaxis. Gastrointestinal and heart symptoms happen in less than half of cases.

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