Do some allergens cause worse reactions than others?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Dr. Bob Gravani discusses if some allergens cause worse reaction than others.

    Host: Do some allergens cause worse reaction than others?

    Bob Gravani: Well as we know the "Big 8" food allergen cause about 90% of food allergic reactions, but people who have life threatening food allergies often have allergies to things like peanuts, tree nuts and shell fish and these elicit symptoms that can cause these individuals to go into Anaphylaxis and certainly that is a life threatening situation that requires immediate care.

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