Triggers of Anaphylaxis

Common triggers of anaphylaxis are outlined below based on whether they are immunologically or non-immunologically based.



  • Animal dander
  • Rubber latex
  • Occupational allergens (ex. dust)
  • Insect venom (ex.  bee stings)
  • Foods (ex. Milk, fish, eggs, peanuts)
  • Medications (ex.  Vaccines, penicillins, sulfa drugs)


  • Contrast dye
  • Blood products (ex. Immunoglobulin)
  • Medications (ex. ACE inhibitors, ARBs)


  • Alcohol (Ethanol)
  • Sunlight
  • Cold
  • Heat
  • Exercise
  • Medications (ex. Opioids, muscle relaxers)

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