Saving Lives: Stopping Anaphylaxis - An Allergic Emergency
A growing number of children and adults face the risk of life threatening allergic reactions known as anaphylaxis to foods, medications, insect stings, and even manmade substances like latex. Anaphylactic allergies start suddenly and involve several organ systems. Often children will have an anaphylactic response to peanuts or dairy or some other substance. But also adults who grew up allergy free can sometimes become anaphylactic later in life. In this program we will explore the science of allergies and anaphylaxis, see how to recognize an anaphylactic reaction, establish what should be done in case of an allergic emergency and meet families who’ve learned to cope with life–threatening allergies.
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