What causes anaphylaxis?
Many things can cause anaphylaxis. Some common causes include the following:
- Foods such as shellfish, nuts, peanuts, eggs and fruits
- Medicines such as antibiotics, aspirin, over-the-counter pain relievers, allergy shots and contrast dye for radiologic procedures
- Latex or rubber found in surgical gloves, medical supplies and many products in your home
- Insect stings, especially from bees, wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, sawflies and fire ants
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