Triggers of Anaphylaxis

Common triggers of anaphylaxis are outlined below based on whether they are immunologically or non-immunologically based. Immunological IgE-mediated Animal dander Rubber latex Occupational allergens (ex. dust) Insect venom (ex.  bee stings) Foods (ex. Milk, fish, eggs, peanuts) Medications (ex.  Vaccines, penicillins, sulfa drugs) IgE-independent Contrast dye Blood products (ex. Immunoglobulin) Medications (ex. ACE inhibitors, ARBs) … Continue reading

Allergic Rhinitis

Pathophysiology of allergic rhinitis Immune mediated disease initiated by an antigen/antibody reaction Seasonal (aka hay fever) generally occurs in the spring/fall Tree, grass, weed pollens Perennial = year round symptoms Mold, Dust, cockroaches, animal hair/shit Inhaled steroids are the treatment of choice for perennial (year-round) allergies IgE plays a big role in determining susceptibility Antigen-specific … Continue reading