Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening or severe allergic reaction. It’s when your body responds to a substance that triggers your immune system to react – an allergen. Some people are born with hypersensitivity to certain allergens.
Common allergens that trigger anaphylaxis include:
- Medications like penicillin or other antibiotics
- Foods, especially soy, wheat, peanuts, fish, cow’s milk and eggs
- Insect stings from fire ants, wasps, bees or hornets
If you or someone near you has a severe allergic reaction, Goshen Hospital Emergency Department can quickly provide the medical expertise you need. Our experienced team is dedicated to your care and prepared to treat anaphylaxis in Goshen, IN. Call 911 or come to our state-of-the-art emergency room on 200 High Park Ave.