Almost 25% of Canadians suffer from some sort of allergy. While many allergies appear in childhood - they can develop at any time. Allergy symptoms may interfere with your day to day activities, or diminish your quality of life.
In many cases allergy symptoms are mild to moderate and can include watery eyes, a runny nose, itchy palate, or skin rash. Sometimes, an allergy can be so severe that it can be life threatening. These allergies are called anaphylactic allergies. In anaphylaxis - the reaction is so severe that it can place the person into shock, resulting in symptoms such as difficulty breathing, hives, tightness of the throat, nausea/vomiting, rapid heartbeat, cardiac arrest and more. If you or a loved one is experiencing this type of reaction due to allergy make sure to call 9-1-1