• Anaphylaxis (pronounced “an-a-fi-lax-is”) is a potentially severe or life-threatening allergic reaction that can occur very quickly—as fast as within a couple of minutes of exposure to the allergen.

    It can be triggered by an allergy to a particular food (peanuts or shellfish, for example), biting or stinging insects (like bees), medication (penicillin is a common one), latex (the type of rubber many balloons are made from) or a variety of other allergic triggers.

    Crowley school health clinics will now have the medication epinephrine on each campus to administer in case of a life threatening anaphylactic emergency during the school day.  Emergency services will be called if the medication is administered, however this allows a faster initial response by trained staff.