Severe reactions to foods among kids climbed by 285 percent.
Q: My 4-year-old son is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts, and we recently learned he also has grass allergies. Our family doctor said to give him a daily antihistamine during grass-pollen season, but our allergist said not to, because it could mask symptoms of anaphylaxis. What should we do? Dr. Sharma: Many children with… Read more »
Trips to emergency department for food anaphylaxis in kids doubled in 4 years.
Simon Katz, 16, of Littleton, Colorado had been celebrating homecoming.
Spike of 95% seen for severe reactions over a 7-year period, with teen rates the highest.
New research suggests that when a child experiences anaphylaxis, either the severity of the allergic response or delay in getting epinephrine are key risk factors in whether the child will go on to have a biphasic (or secondary) anaphylactic reaction.
Teen Scott Johnson ate pancakes believing they were dairy-free. After eating he suffered deadly anaphylaxis.
A father shares the story of his 3-year-old son’s terrifying severe allergic reaction, and why it changed everything.