A 46-year-old member asked:
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how to know if i need a epipen (epinephrine) oral allergy syndrome?

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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 uncontrollable coughing then I would administer and call 911.
Answered on Jul 4, 2014

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