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

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