About Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis Action Plan

Are You Ready to Take Action?
Avoidance of allergic triggers is the crucial first step in managing a potentially life-threatening (severe) allergy, but allergic triggers are not always obvious. Accidental exposure can happen anywhere, so it's important to be ready at all times in case anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction, occurs.


Know the Signs and Symptoms of Anaphylaxis

  • A life-threatening allergic reaction can make someone feel sick in many different ways. While symptoms of an allergic reaction vary from person to person, reactions can quickly progress to become life-threatening.

  • The symptoms of anaphylaxis are unpredictable. A mild reaction to an allergen one time can be life-threatening the next.


Immediately Respond by Administering Epinephrine

  • Make sure epinephrine is on hand in the event the serious symptoms of anaphylaxis occurs.


Seek emergency medical care right away.

  • After administering epinephrine, contact or visit your local emergency medical services right away (e.g., dial 911).


Please work with your healthcare professional to develop an anaphylaxis action plan that's right for you.

NEXT : Anaphylaxis in Schools