Ten fun facts about Anaphylaxis


Fact 1
Some anaphylactic reactions can occur within seconds of exposure but can be delayed for up to two hours.

Fact 2
Studies show less than half of people who have experienced analphylaxis sought treatment, only 11% administered epinephrine and only 10% called 911.

Fact 3
The most common medications that can trigger analphylaxis are antibiotics such as penicillin, followed by aspirin and NSAIDs.


Fact 4
40% of anaphylatctic reactions can include gastrointestinal symptoms like diarrhea, cramping and vomiting.

Fact 5
People with asthma can be susceptible to death from anaphylaxis caused by food.

Fact 6
The term 'aphylaxis' was coined by Charles Richet in 1902 but later changed to anaphylaxis. His experiments earned him the Nobel Prize.

Fact 7
At least 1% to 15% of the U.S. population are suggested to have an anaphylactic reaction if exposed to at least one allergen.

Fact 8
Australian research suggests that in any year, one person in 12 who experiences anaphylaxis will have it again.

Fact 9
Signs of anaphylactic shock can be hives, swelling, redness, faintness and swelling of the mouth or throat.

Fact 10
Anaphylaxis can not only be caused by food allergies but also by drug allergies and insect bites or stings.


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