Tag Archives: Reactions

Op Ed: Compassion and support, not blame

By now, most of you will have heard about Simon-Pierre Canuel’s severe allergic reaction at a Quebec restaurant. This is a difficult situation for all involved, and our sympathies go out to M. Canuel. The man almost lost his life when he was served a meal containing salmon which he is allergic to – an…  Read More


What is Anaphylaxis? Anaphylaxis (pronounced anna-fill-axis) is the most serious type of allergic reaction. Symptoms of Anaphylaxis Symptoms can vary for different people, and can be different from one reaction to the next. Skin: hives, swelling, itching, warmth, redness, rash Breathing (respiratory): coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest pain/tightness, throat tightness/swelling, hoarse voice, nasal congestion…  Read More