What Is Anaphylaxis?

If you believe that you or a loved one is suffering from anaphylaxis, seek immediate medical attention. Anaphylaxis treatment commonly involves epinephrine, Benadryl, and/or steroids. Patients who are at risk for anaphylaxis should talk with Dr. Atul Shah about developing an anaphylaxis treatment plan that works for them. We strive to educate patients at risk for anaphylaxis about the need to carry self injectable epinephrine at all times.


Anaphylaxis is an acute, severe allergic reaction that is potentially life threatening. Up to 15% of the population could be considered “at risk” for anaphylaxis if they come in contact with a particular allergen. At the Center for Asthma & Allergy, we specialize in identifying the causes of anaphylaxis, providing preventive treatment options, and improving the quality of life for those who may be at-risk for anaphylaxis.

There are a few common symptoms of anaphylaxis that everyone should be ready to recognize. If you or a loved one experience tongue swelling, throat closing, difficulty breathing, fainting, nausea or disorientation, you could need immediate anaphylaxis treatment. Bee stings and food allergies can often trigger an attack of anaphylaxis, so proactive anaphylaxis treatment should begin as quickly as possible.

Dr. Shah will work with you to develop the best anaphylaxis treatment plan for your lifestyle. The Center for Asthma & Allergy in Shirley, Long Island, New York has proudly served Suffolk County for over a decade. Please contact Dr. Shah’s office at 631-395-5464 for a consultation to discuss all of your symptoms with Long Island’s premier allergy & asthma specialist.

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