Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that involves two or more parts of the body and happens quickly. Symptoms include:

  • Breathing problems
  • Itching
  • Rashes or hives
  • Throat tightness

Understanding and managing your child's anaphylaxis

This video provides information on the symptoms of anaphylaxis, how to manage it at home, and when to seek emergency care.

This video was created through a collaboration between ECHO Research (University of Alberta) and ARCHE (University of Alberta). Funding was provided by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

This infographic provides information about anaphylactic reactions, or severe allergies, in children. It provides information on how to help manage your child’s severe allergy, and when to go to the emergency department.

This infographic was created by ECHO Research and ARCHE. Funding was provided by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).


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Physical treatments can include physiotherapy, prescribed exercise plans, strengthening exercises, massage, and more. 

Psychological treatments can include counselling or talk therapy, supportive therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, mediation, and more. They can be provided on a one-on-one basis or in a group setting.