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May 2019

7 Days of allergy Awareness

May 23

Look Out: Facts on Anaphylaxis and, Did You Know…… ( for example; Kiwi is one of the fastest rising foods triggering anaphylaxis; pea protein is hidden in yogurts as a booster etc… More than 170 foods have been reported to cause allergic reactions. Eight major food allergens – milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish and crustacean shellfish – are responsible for most of the serious food allergy reactions. There are over 2.6 million Canadians, including almost 500,000 children,…

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7 Days of allergy Awareness

May 24

Epinephrine- what is it, how does it work, why it is important, how and when to deliver Epinephrine, more commonly known as adrenaline, is a hormone secreted by the medulla of the adrenal glands. Strong emotions such as fear or anger cause epinephrine to be released into the bloodstream, which causes an increase in heart rate, muscle strength, blood pressure, and sugar metabolism. Epinephrine works by reversing the symptoms of anaphylaxis. ... Epinephrine relaxes the muscles of the airways so that the person…

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7 Days of allergy Awareness

May 25

Recipes –Do you have any food allergy friendly recipes. Why not share them with us.We would love to see them all.

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7 Days of allergy Awareness

May 26

Guidelines- Think Fast, 18 Things To Know About Food Allergy Reactions E-Book            https://www.allergicliving.com/2015/05/05/18-things-to-know-about-food-allergy-reactions-e-book/

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7 Days of allergy Awareness

May 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Yellow Jackets and Other insect venom Anaphylaxis- signs, symptoms, treatment and effectiveness of immunotherapy Insect stings When someone has an allergy to insect stings, their immune system reacts to the venom of stinging insects such as yellow jackets, wasps, hornets and honeybees. The most common sources of allergy from insect stings are honeybees, bumblebees, yellow jackets, hornets, wasps, or fire ants. An allergic reaction to an insect sting can be life-threatening. Symptoms can be similar to those caused by a…

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