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Welcome to Allergy Advocacy

Welcome to the Allergy Advocacy Association website.  We are here to help better serve any individuals concerned with issues relating to allergies and anaphylaxis.

USAnaphylaxis Summit Report 2017

US Anaphylaxis Summit Attendees

This past fall I attended the USAnaphylaxis Summit meeting at the National Harbor outside of Washington, DC.
Read the article here.

What can cause anaphylaxis?

Extreme allergic reactions vary by individual.  Some common triggers include:

leafbulletFoods (most often peanuts, tree nuts like cashews and walnuts, fish and shellfish, milk, soy and eggs)

leafbulletMedications (while any medication can cause an extreme allergic reaction, antibiotics including penicillin are one of the most common; aspirin and ibuprofen are other possibilities)

leafbulletInsect Stings (wasps, yellow jackets, hornets, honey bees, etc.)*

leafbulletLatex Rubber (and/or other rubber products)

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Good to Know

  • Occasionally even exercise itself can bring on anaphylaxis—especially if a person has eaten a food he or she is sensitive to before working out.

The information provided on this site is in no way intended to be a substitute for medical advice,
diagnosis, or treatment with a licensed physician.
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