Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening extreme allergic reaction to some allergen. The underlying cause is an allergy to some substance. The cause may be a bee sting (or other insect sting), certain foods, certain plants, certain drugs/medications, or other chemicals or toxins. The onset is very rapid and may take only minutes. Emergency medical care is required immediately.
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- Allergies: Allergies occur when the immune system responds to a substance. Common examples include dust allergies, pollen allergies (causing hay fever
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- Bee sting: Bee sting refers to the bite or sting from a bee. A bee sting from a single bee is a
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- Insect stings: The stings from a number of insects, notably bees, can cause disease, usually from an allergic reaction. Bee sting allergies
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- Allergens: Allergens are substances that may provoke an immune response from the body, causing an allergic reaction in individuals with Allergies
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