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The body can suffer various reactions to things such as stings, chemicals, food or gases. 

In most cases, the reaction is mild although uncomfortable. For example if you were stung by a bee on your hand, your hand would hurt and swell, with someone who suffers from an allergic reaction or anaphylaxis shock, their body would react violently, causing severe anxiety, red blotchy skin especially around the neck and face, swelling of the mouth, tongue face and neck and a rapid pulse.
As the reaction becomes more severe they would suffer from breathing difficulties and in some cases respiratory arrest.

Common allergies children suffer from are food substances like PEANUTS, even a very small trace of nut can cause a child or adult to have an anaphylactic reaction and this will come on very quickly,