Epinephrine! Epinephrine!! Epinephrine!!!

“My Kingdom for Epinephrine” Anaphylaxis is a severe, sometimes fatal, systemic (generalized) allergic reaction that is estimated to affect up to 2% of the general population. Causes of anaphylaxis include foods, particularly peanuts, followed by tree nuts, shellfish & freshwater fish, among others. Less frequent causes of anaphylaxis include medications and insect stings, such as … Continued

What are the Benefits of Allergy Shots?

Allergies occur when the body’s immune system sees a substance, like pollen, dust mites or animal danders, as harmful and overreacts to it. More than 50 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies each year; it is the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. Though allergies can develop at any age, they typically … Continued