Comments for: When food can kill: Costs of food allergies hit home for Westbrook teen

Posted Oct. 14, 2013, at 9:25 a.m.

Gloria Caricchio of Westbrook remembers finally receiving a diagnosis for her son’s health problems 18 months after he was born. Her little boy’s immune system was in overdrive, mistakenly targeting harmless foods as a threat, triggering an allergic reaction and flooding his body with histamines. At one point in his …

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