“Severe Allergic Reaction”, “life threatening allergy” – sounds a little scary, right? However dramatic you may think the title of this book is, it’s not just meant to frighten you. It’s a way of getting your attention focused on a health risk issue that is actually life threatening in a short period of time (minutes sometimes) for you or your child.
Essentially, anaphylaxis (pronounce an-uh-fuh-LAK-sis) is usually brought on by a food allergy (often peanuts) and insect stings or bites. There are other causes, too, such as medications, latex (balloons, elastic, kitchen cleaning gloves, adhesive bandages, condoms, elastic bands), and sometimes even exercise.
ISBN: 987-1 – 55040 -146 – 7
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