An article posted in Reactions got me thinking. I know I've always heard/read that teens are more at risk for anaphylaxis, and I've seen that attributed to increased likelihood of risk taking behavior. I thought the study below was worth noting.https://www.sciencenews.org/article/teens-have-higher-anaphylaxis-risk-younger-kids
In the article that was posted:An interesting article
The child had other peanut reactions before, none like this. I wonder if teen hormones and body changes have any impact in the likelihood of severe anaphylaxis vs. a more mild reaction. I looked for information about it, and wasn't able to find anything on it.
I know I've read other anecdotal stories of having past mild reactions, people may get out of the habit of carrying the epipen or thinking of using it, and then they have a severe, swift reaction.
Please forgive the double post, I realized this may belong as a separate discussion and I'm not sure how much traffic that particular thread will get.
My own DS' past egg reactions were mild, and they've ramped up it seems to needing the epi, he will be 13 soon.
Anyone have thoughts or can point me to research on this topic?