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Old 01-25-04, 01:02 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Anaphylaxis (something I have to be keenly aware of with my allergies), is when the throat swells, causing asphyxiation (suffocation). It's the most extreme of allergic reactions.

This is what I have to be concerned about with my bee / wasp / mosquito allergy. For this reason, I do not handle scorps, tarantulas, or anything with a potential for venom, because I do have an overactive immune system.
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