A 37-year-old member asked:
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baby girl has severe multiple food allergy with symptoms of anaphylaxis but drs say no to epipen (epinephrine). why would they do that?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Anaphylaxis: Sounds like you should get a new allergist immediately!
Answered on Jan 24, 2013
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Do you know what ana: Do you know what anaphylaxis is? Multiple food allergy is possible but unlikely. What are the symptoms? Seek the advise of your pediatrician.
Answered on Jan 24, 2013

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