Posted in June 2012

What is anaphylaxis?

Anaphylaxis refers to an allergic reaction which is rapid in onset, and could quickly become severe. Although rare, some cases may lead to long term sequels or even cause death. The most common symptoms are in the skin such as itching, urticaria, generalized redness or angioedema; it is involved in 80% of cases. The respiratory … Continue reading

What is Food Allergy?

Food allergy is a specific reaction of the body’s immune system to a food or food proteins. A food allergy reaction occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks a food protein. Ingestion of the offending food may trigger the sudden release of chemicals, including histamine, resulting in symptoms of an allergic reaction. The symptoms may … Continue reading