- Q What are the dangers of allergic reactions?
Dr. Larry Chiaramonte, Allergy & ImmunologyThe most dangerous allergic response is chronic inflammation, which can damage tissue cumulatively wherever it occurs. The antibodies attack the intruder and in the process draw other tissues -- cells and fluids -- to the afflicted area. This is... Full Answer
- Q Is anaphylactic shock the same as other shock?
Anaphylactic shock occurs from a severe allergic reaction. Anaphylactic shock is usually very sudden and comes on after contact with an allergen. Allergens may include food, insect bites or stings, or drugs. Tissues react suddenly to the allergen and... Full Answer