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epinephrine allergy signs

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely true allerg: Since Epinephrine and norepinephrine are normally secreted hormones of the body, one is not allergic to it; but, like any drug or medicine, chemical- ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
All severe allergies: Epipen (epinephrine) is self injectable Epinephrine and the medication of choice for any severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). It is effective for ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Epi-pens are used to treat serious allergic reactions, anaphylaxis. They are not for treatment of normal allergy symptoms.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
42 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not really: Use of an Epipen (epinephrine) to treat a serious allergic reaction may cause jitteriness or a headache..But no real serious problems...It's more impo ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Anaphylaxis: Epinephrine is an emergency treatment for a systemic allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). Epipen's are not indicated for the treatment of "any allergy".
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Serota
13 years experience Dermatology
Difficulty breathing: It is unusual to need epipen (epinephrine) for oral allergy syndrome. If you experience throat closing, difficulty breathing, wheezing or uncontrolla ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
18 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Severe allergy: This would be prescribed for a serious food allergy that has the potential to cause as a serious allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. A history of hi ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marie Cavuoto Petrizzo
21 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Epi: They usually last a year but need to check expiration date on device itself. Keep out of extreme temperatures ( do not leave in hot car, freezer, etc)
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A male asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Epipen (epinephrine): By prescription only to the best of my knowledge. Discuss this with you family physician.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
35 years experience Family Medicine
Family practice : Yes you can. But a prescription is needed. A doctor usually would prescribe one if thère is a possibity of an allergic reaction.
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