Anaphylaxis happens when a child comes in contact with an allergen. The kind of allergen may be different for every child. Some of the most common causes include:
Anaphylaxis can happen in people without known risk factors. However, the risk is greater if your child has:
Symptoms appear quickly. Anaphylaxis may happen minutes to hours after being exposed to an allergen. However, each child may face symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:
The symptoms of anaphylaxis may look like other health problems. Always talk with your child’s health care provider for a diagnosis.
The diagnosis of anaphylaxis is based on a medical history. The health care provider will look at the following to make a diagnosis: