Learn about Anaphylaxis!


As a pediatrician and food allergy researcher, I spend a lot of time talking about anaphylaxis.  For those who have never experienced it, it can be hard to comprehend just how profoundly it affects the body's different organ systems.  Anaphylaxis can manifest itself in many ways, from wheezing and facial swelling to confusion and abdominal pain.  I recently learned about a really neat online resource that explains the various effects of anaphylaxis through an interactive body map.  Take a look and educate yourself on the different ways that anaphylaxis can present--it's important to know the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction!