Health Tip: Know the Warning Signs of Anaphylaxis
(HealthDay News) -- Anaphylaxis is a very serious allergic reaction to a food, medication, material (such as latex) or insect sting. It could be life-threatening, and requires immediate medical attention.
The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology says common warning signs of anaphylaxis include:
A red rash that's usually itchy and has welts.
Swelling of the throat or other parts of the body.
Wheezing and difficulty breathing.
Tightness in the chest.
A hoarse voice.
Diarrhea, stomach cramps or vomiting.
Red or pale skin color.