What Is Anaphylaxis?

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What is anaphylaxis? I'm Dr. Manan Shah with Wyndly Health. Anaphylaxis is a severe allergy reaction that happens when your body is exposed to something that it really, really is worried about or scared about.

What can happen is you feel like your throat is closing. Your heart can start to pound. Your blood pressure can change. And overall it can be life-threatening and scary. If you think you're having anaphylaxis, what you want to do is use an epinephrine auto-injector and inject it into your thigh.

The good news is a lot of allergies can be treated using immunotherapy, and you should work with an allergist if you think that's something that might happen to you. Thanks.

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