Anaphylaxis Awareness Day is 5/13: Facts and Resources to Help You Educate Others

During Food Allergy Awareness Week, FARE recognizes the critical need to raise awareness and educate the public about the most severe type of allergic reaction: anaphylaxis (an-uh-fil-LAX-is). That is why we started Anaphylaxis Awareness Day, held this year on Wednesday, May 13. Below you will find facts and resources about anaphylaxis and advice for managing anaphylactic reactions.

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10 Facts About Anaphylaxis

  1. Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death. Anaphylaxis should always be handled as a medical emergency. Click to tweet this fact >
  2. During anaphylaxis, allergic symptoms can affect several areas of the body and may threaten breathing and blood circulation. Click to tweet this fact >
  3. Food allergy is the most common cause of anaphylaxis, although several other allergens– insect stings, medications, or latex – are other potential triggers. Click to tweet this fact >
  4. Although anyone who has a food…

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