How an allergic reaction really works

Have you ever wondered how an allergic reaction works? Wondered what is going on inside the human body during an allergic reaction?

And what allows some people to have an allergic reaction while other people don’t have allergies?

These are some of the questions I’m asked by my families of kiddos with food allergy, so I wanted to share with you what I share with them.

How an allergic reaction occurs

In this episode of the podcast, I succinctly explain the pathophysiology behind allergist reactions. I explain where allergic antibodies are positions and how they basically have a party when their allergen arrives, which then activates that allergy cell to spew out cannonballs.

Yes, I said cannonballs.

Tune in to this episode and let me know your questions about how allergy reactions work!

My artistic depiction of how an allergic reaction happens

How an allergic reaction works. Ah, those cannonballs…

Additional Notes

I’ve mentioned the non-profit Code Ana…

The non-profit The Teal Schoolhouse supports Code Ana, which equips schools for medical emergencies like anaphylaxis. Code Ana’s School Program is a comprehensive approach to school-focused medical preparedness. In a nutshell (pun???), this program guides schools through the process of creating a medical emergency response plan. A plan is sooo important for all kiddos and for adults at any school! Our primary goal is to share the School Program. Code Ana’s Online Epinephrine Training Program helps support that goal. Through this program, you will educate yourself while you support this important mission! (BTW although Pam and I serve in leadership roles of Code Ana and The Teal Schoolhouse, our time/effort/work is completely voluntary). Does your kiddo’s school have Code Ana?

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