*Common causes...

The common causes of anaphylaxis include foods such as peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, shellfish, fish, sesame seeds and kiwi fruit, although many other foods have been known to trigger anaphylaxis. Non-food causes include wasp or bee stings, natural latex (rubber), and certain drugs such as penicillin. In some people exercise can trigger a severe reaction - either on its own or in combination with other factors such as food or drugs (e.g. aspirin).

  • Peanuts
  • Tree nuts
  • Shellfish
  • Cow's milk
  • Soy
  • Eggs
  • Wheat
  • Bee
  • Wasp
  • Ants
  • Antibiotics
  • Ibuprofen
  • Aspirin
  • Penicillin
  • Rubber gloves
  • Balloons
  • Condoms
  • Bottle teat

(Early signs include flushing and fatigue)

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