A severe allergic reaction, also known as anaphylaxis, occurs in some people when they are exposed to a usually harmless substance, called an allergy trigger.

The body overreacts to allergy triggers and releases chemicals to protect itself. In severe cases, this reaction produces life-threatening symptoms.

Common triggers that can lead to a severe allergic reaction include:

  • Food
  • Insect stings and bites
  • Medication
  • Latex
  • Exercise
  • Unknown causes

Play safe this year. Carry your EpiPen® if you need it.

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