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If you experience sudden breathing problems after eating certain foods or getting stung by a bee, you can find comprehensive care for anaphylaxis at Denver Allergy & Asthma Associates. The experienced medical team provides prescription epinephrine pens to reduce airway inflammation, so you can breathe easier. They also help you plan ahead for anaphylactic emergencies to lower your risk for life-threatening complications. Call the Lakewood, Littleton, Westminster, Denver, Arvada, or Boulder, Colorado, office to schedule an anaphylaxis consultation or book an appointment online today. 

Anaphylaxis Q & A

What is anaphylaxis?

Anaphylaxis is a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction to certain foods, stinging insects, and other allergens.

The condition results when your immune system releases a flood of chemicals that cause your blood pressure to drop quickly. Inflammation also occurs in your airways, which can make breathing difficult.

Denver Allergy & Asthma Associates provides ongoing management services for adults and children who experience anaphylactic reactions. The skilled allergists work closely with you on a care plan to prevent exposure to known allergens. They also provide strategies you can use in an emergency.

When should I seek medical care for anaphylaxis?

Symptoms of anaphylaxis generally occur within just a few minutes after coming into contact with an allergen. These symptoms can include:

  • Hives
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Low blood pressure
  • Rapid or weak pulse
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting

Gastrointestinal issues like nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting can also occur with anaphylaxis.

If you already have an anaphylaxis diagnosis, you can meet with the Denver Allergy & Asthma Associates to discuss your options for preventing complications and managing your condition in the long term.

In the event you have an anaphylactic reaction, you should seek immediate medical attention at the nearest hospital or call 911. Without immediate treatment, anaphylaxis can increase your risk for long-term health complications and premature death.

How is anaphylaxis treated?

The Denver Allergy & Asthma Associates team provides prescription epinephrine pens, so you can treat an anaphylactic reaction when it happens. The medicine in the pen quickly reverses airway inflammation to protect your breathing. After using the pen, you should still seek medical attention to lower your risk for additional complications.

You may also benefit from medications or immunotherapy (allergy shots) that reduce your immune system’s overreaction to foods, insect stings, and other allergens. 

The providers also work with you on a plan to limit your exposure to known allergens. For instance, if you have a peanut allergy, they can recommend ways to adjust your diet. If you have stinging insect allergies that cause an anaphylactic reaction, you should take precautions whenever you’re outdoors.

Call the Denver Allergy & Asthma Associates office near you to schedule an anaphylaxis consultation or book an appointment online today.