Anaphylaxis — what is it?
Perhaps, it’s time you get schooled on the term.
Actress Julie Bowen of ABC’s hit sitcom “Modern Family” recently narrated a children’s e-book “The Adventures of Ana & Phyl Axis: The Carnival” to help parents, children and school officials learn more about life-threatening allergic reactions, or anaphylaxis.
Think peanuts, eggs and latex.
To help us better understand anaphylaxis and its symptoms, we spoke to pediatric allergist Dr. Hemant Sharma, the associate chief of the Division of Allergy and Immunology at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Sharma is the director of the Food Allergy Program at Children’s National, as well as site director for the National Institutes of Health Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program. He’s a regular contributor to a food allergy column in Allergic Living magazine and recently co-edited the “Food Allergy in Children” series for Pediatric Clinics of North America.
He praised the new kid-friendly e-book (photographed below) and Bowen’s involvement.
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Click the video to hear Dr. Sharma’s advice.