Exercise-induced anaphylaxis

What is the long-term outlook people with exercise-induced anaphylaxis?

The prognosis for patients with exercise-induced anaphylaxis is generally favorable. Most patients experience fewer and less severe attacks over time. Although rare, fatalities have been reported, though many of these cases had extenuating circumstances. No cure for this disorder exists. With appropriate lifestyle changes, however, patients may be able to reduce or eliminate episodes of anaphylaxis, and prompt intervention can shorten those episodes that do occur.

Last updated on 05-01-20

How might exercise-induced anaphylaxis be treated?

Prevention remains the best treatment for patients with exercise-induced anaphylaxis. Management should include education about safe conditions for exercise, identification and avoidance of offending foods, the importance of stopping exercise immediately if symptoms develop, the appropriate use of epinephrine, and the importance of having epinephrine available at all times. Patients may also be advised to wear a medical alert bracelet with instructions on the use of epinephrine. The following factors may increase the risk of an exercise-induced attack and are often considered co-factors: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), alcohol, certain phases of the menstrual cycle, temperature extremes, and seasonal pollen exposure. As a result, patients may be advised to minimize their exposure to these risk factors.

Last updated on 05-01-20

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