Let’s start off with the fundamentals. There are a few terms, and facts you should know before continuing reading anything else on this site.
What does it mean to have an allergy?
It means the body reacts to something, which sends it into an abnormal reaction.
What does anaphylaxis mean?
The Oxford Dictionary defines it as, “An acute allergic reaction to an antigen (e.g. a bee sting) to which the body has become hypersensitive.
What does this actually mean?
In human terms, it means the body is very sensitive to a particular substance. When the body is exposed to that substance it goes into anaphylactic shock… aka the body freaks out (tongue swells, airways close, etc.).
Are you a doctor?
No. I am a twenty-something-year-old who’s had an anaphylactic peanut allergy since I was born. The content I provide on this blog is based on my personal experiences, the advice given to me by my doctor, and studies I have found for the purpose of providing you with more background information. Please take everything into consideration based on your situation.
What can I expect on Blue to the Sky?
This site is a place to learn about what it’s like having an allergy through my personal experiences, medical research, and new advances in the market. It’s a place to find some of the best allergy-free recipes, local restaurants, and products on the shelves. It’s a place to find tips and tricks on dealing with diet restrictions. Most importantly, I hope it becomes a community for anyone who wants to know more about allergies or is looking for a place to belong.