THE SCIENCE OF ANAPHYLAXIS – AN ALLERGIC STORM

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May 11, 2015

By Sarah Boudreau-Romano, MD

As we kick off Food Allergy Awareness Week, I thought it would be helpful to teach you what happens in the body during an allergic reaction and how an allergic reaction can quickly become anaphylaxis (a severe life-threatening allergic reaction). I hope that after reading this you will have a better understanding of your child’s food allergy and feel more confident recognizing and treating anaphylaxis. Or, if you don’t have a child who has food allergy, that you will have a greater empathy for those millions of individuals who live with this disease. Here we go…

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