Can you be allergic to the cold?

In a 2020 case report, doctors confirmed that a 34-year-old American experienced a severe allergic reaction after exiting a hot shower and being confronted with cold room air. His symptoms were so severe that his family had to call an ambulance and he had to be treated in the ICU. Collapse caused by allergic shock … Continued

Anaphylaxis: symptoms, causes & therapy

Allergy symptoms can range from mild to severe. While some milder symptoms such as sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, and a stuffy or blocked nose can be treated quickly with the right medication, severe allergic reactions require immediate medical attention, otherwise they can end fatally.  Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that can lead to a potentially fatal … Continued

What is a true food allergy?

A true food allergy is caused by the body’s immune system identifying a usually harmless protein as dangerous. As a reaction, the immune system produces antibodies to fight this protein. This causes immediate bodily reactions such as:  Hives, swelling, itching  Digestive symptoms   Anaphylaxis (incl. shortness of breath, wheezing, and dizziness) In very severe cases, the state … Continued