Allergic review: A great guide explores a complex medical mystery

My chest is feeling so tight

Bronchial asthma signs may be all the way down to allergic reactions, however they can be attributable to different circumstances

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Theresa MacPhail (Allen Lane)

WHILE driving via his New Hampshire hometown one August morning in 1996, 47-year-old salesman James MacPhail was stung by a bee – and died.

He hadn’t recognized that he was allergic to bees, however, having been stung a number of weeks beforehand, his immune system recognised the menace and redoubled its response, creating deadly anaphylactic shock.

His daughter Theresa puzzled on the paradox of getting such a robust bodily response that “in …