A surprising side effect of children’s allergies: anxiety

“I can’t breathe.” That’s the last thing 8-year-old *Alexander told his mother the night he went into anaphylactic shock so severe he had to be airlifted from his local emergency room to a children’s hospital. Alexander, who has both asthma and a peanut allergy, recovered from the physical symptoms of his reaction in a few days. But the psychological ones lingered.