Capitol Allergy & Asthma Center

Dr. Maadhava Ellaurie M.D.

Sterling, VA 703.444.0817 |  Laurel, MD  301.775-5173

 

 Anaphylaxis
A severe, and sometimes life-threatening allergic reaction to an allergen.  These allergens can include a substance injected into the skin or something ingested (eg. food or medication).  The first indications of anaphylaxis include feelings of warmth, flushing, redness of the skin or a tingling sensation in the mouth.  Additional symptoms included feeling light headed, shortness of breadth, stomach cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, severe sneezing, and anxiety.  Without immediate treatment, anaphylaxis can be fatal.  The severe symptoms of anaphylaxis can be quickly treated with an injection of epinephrine and antihistimines.