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Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. It can occur within seconds or minutes of exposure to something you're

allergic to. Common triggers include certain foods, some medications, insect venom and latex.


Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction. You need to call MADA, 101 in Israel, if you or your loved one is having anaphylaxis.


Anaphylaxis symptoms usually occur within minutes of exposure to an allergen and usually up to 2 hours. 

Signs and symptoms include:

  • Skin reactions, including hives and itching and flushed or pale skin

  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)

  • Constriction of your airways and a swollen tongue or throat, which can cause wheezing and trouble breathing

  • A weak and rapid pulse

  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

  • Dizziness or fainting

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