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A 30-year-old member asked:

Do i need epi pen? i have severe cat allrgies normally my eyes swell shut, itchy watery eyes and nose. today throat itchy tingly swollen lips?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Severe allergy: Get rid of cat antihistamines and epi-pen should always be close by.
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Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Emergency: Always good to have a epi pen in the house in case you or someone needs it. You must know however how to use it and more impotant if it pertains to your problem. Please see your emergency asap as your condition could be life threatening.
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Dr. Chetan Mehta
Dentistry 24 years experience
Yes: Absolutely. If you have allergies that are affecting that many body parts, you could have a reaction that gets worse. It would be a good precaution to have an epi pen.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jun 4, 2017
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