Anaphylaxis is a very serious and possibly life-threatening allergic reaction. This severe allergic reaction occurs when the immune system releases a flood of chemicals, such as histamines, when exposed to seemingly nonthreatening substances.

What Causes Anaphylaxis?

Anaphylaxis is often caused by certain foods. Other common causes of this severe allergic reaction include:

  • Foods
  • Latex
  • Insect stings, mainly wasps, bees and ants
  • Certain medications
  • Exercise following consumption of trigger foods

Symptoms of Anaphylaxis

  • Severe eye or facial itching
  • Breathing and swallowing difficulties
  • Cramps
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Angioedema
  • Hives

The symptoms of anaphylaxis can quickly evolve into anaphylactic shock, so it is important to treat these symptoms immediately.


Welcome to Park Cities Allergy & Asthma, a specialized practice focused on treating your allergy and asthma needs. Dr. Vinita Schroeder and her staff believe in educating our patients to allow them to better understand their condition and make better decisions for their life. We offer the latest diagnostic testing to evaluate each individual’s condition, which enables us to prescribe the most ideal treatment for their needs. Your visits to our office should not only be productive, but also pleasant and comfortable. Our facility utilizes modern technology to ensure you receive the best care available. Read More


Park Cities Allergy & Asthma
4119 Lomo Alto Drive
Highland Park, TX 75219
(214) 559-0202

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Tuesday: 9: 00 am - 5: 00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am- 5: 00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Friday

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Thursday: 8:00 am - 11:15, 1:00 - 4:45 pm