Sentence Examples


  • Although children may lose their sensitivity to penicillin, if the reaction was urticarial or anaphylaxis, they are not re-challenged with the drug for safety reasons (i.e. it is not possible to predict who has lost sensitivity).
  • Although rare, very serious reactions to azithromycin (Zithromax) are possible, including extreme swelling of the lips, face, and neck, and anaphylaxis (a violent allergic reaction which can potentially include shock).
  • Each year about 200 adults and children in the United States die from food-related anaphylaxis, an extreme reaction that causes swelling of the throat and bronchial passages, shock, and a severe drop in blood pressure.
  • Due to the seriousness of nut allergies and other allergies that can cause anaphylaxis, some school districts have created policies that forbid nuts on school premises and do not allow students to trade food at lunch.
  • The parent or caregiver should seek emergency assistance if a child has a severe or rapidly worsening allergic reaction to a drug that includes wheezing, difficulty breathing, or other symptoms of anaphylaxis.