“Dad, maybe you just don’t make enough epi?” asked my son, who was 9 years old at the time.
The simplicity of the question caught my attention. I have food allergies, and I carry an EpiPen as a precaution.
As a physician, I knew the more technical way to pose my son’s query. Even though food allergy is a disease triggered through the immune system, the solution for food allergy anaphylaxis—a shot of epinephrine—primarily controls our neurological system, not the immune system.
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