MCAS & Insect Stings: A Friendly Reminder

The Disease

I was going through some old posts on my housewife blog when I was reminded of the day that the universe played a huge cosmic joke on me. Or was it a joke? Hmmm. All I remember is panicking when I stepped out of the shower and realized how close I came to being stung […]

June 16, 2017

Mast Cell Disease & Hymenoptera (Insect) Stings

The Disease

It’s that time of year again (yay!) so I wanted to highlight the risks that we as mast cell disease patients may face when it comes to insect stings and the potential for a fatal reaction. Some patients or caregivers may not be aware (I certainly wasn’t!) that we can have fatal reactions to insect […]

April 3, 2017

Mast Cell Disease In The News

The Disease

I’ve been seeing more MCAD stories in the news lately, although I am technically supposed to be avoiding the news at all cost because it stresses me out and stress is a major mast cell degranulation trigger. When I do cheat and peek, I’m always surprised to see articles on mast cell disease patients. I […]

February 16, 2017

Mast Cell Disease & Anaphylaxis: The Danger Is Very Real

The Symptoms

In all types of mast cell disease potentially fatal anaphylaxis can occur, and there are many triggers which can cause it which is why anyone with mast cell disorders of all kinds should probably already have two emergency auto-injectors, extra medicines on hand, a Medic Alert bracelet and also these handy MCAD forms all filled […]

February 13, 2017