What is Anaphylactic reaction?
This is a rare, severe, frightening and life-threatening reactions that occur when there is counteraction between antigens and antibodies in our system.
It usually occurs in an individual who has developed sensitivity to a particular allergen (substance that cause allergic reaction).
The common causes are;
Peanuts, tree nuts (walnuts, pecans, cashews, almonds, etc.), shellfish (shrimp, lobster, crab, etc.), fish, milk, eggs, soy, wheat.
Antibiotics, especially penicillin and sulfa antibiotics, allopurinol, radiocontrast agents, anesthetic agents (lidocaine, procaine), vaccines, hormones (insulin, vasopressin, ACTH), aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Other Pharmaceutical/Biologic Agents
Animal serums (tetanus antitoxin, snake venom antitoxin, rabies antitoxin), antigens used in skin testing.
Bees, wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, ants, including fire ants
Medical and nonmedical products containing latex
It is idiosyncratic, different people may react to different things.
Now that you are aware of the causes, know the foods, or drugs you should stay away from.