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Adrenaline Allergy In Children
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) treat anaphylaxis? My sesame allergy may be worsening, so I need to be prepared. I hear there are health risks of using adrenaline.
All severe allergies: Epipen (epinephrine) is self injectable Epinephrine and the medication of choice for any severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). It is effective for allergic reactions triggers by pet dander, medications, latex, foods, stinging insects, pollens, etc. An allergist may be able to offer other treatment options in an effort to avoid needing epipen (epinephrine). ...Read more
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 important to treat the allergic reaction. If you have any kind of heart condition, you might want to discuss this with the dr. Who prescribed it. ...Read more
Prescription: Talk to your provider about your allergic reaction. If you've never had an EpiPen (epinephrine) before, ask the pharmacist to show you how it works. There is a practice delivery pen that comes with the real device. Practice frequently so it will be reflexive, second-nature if you have to use it in an emergency situation. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 hives or respiratory symptoms caused by a food ingestion with evidence of allergy to that food on testing suggests the need to carry epinephrine. Common foods would include peanut, tree nuts, fish, or shellfish, although any food can be implicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I got an epipen (epinephrine) for a severe pineapple allergy. How long will it last, what would you recommend?
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) ...Read more
How can I get people to understand the seriousness of my life threatening latex allergy? Show them my epipen (epinephrine)?
Med alert bracelet: Consider getting a med alert bracelet and you can also show them that so it looks more official per say. ...Read more
I have allergies. When I come into contact with allergen, should I use epipen (epinephrine) before symptoms progress even though I'm just itchy? Or should I wait?
Depending on what: the allergen is and what reaction you have had in the past....also depends on where the itching is.For example, if you have itching in your throat or around your mouth and have had an allergic reaction needing epi in the past,you should not wait.You should use the epipen (epinephrine) and get to a hospital.This is more likely to be the case with a food allergen or bee sting.Please also discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If you have had: Significant allergic reactions - then an Epipen (epinephrine) can be life saving. Have you been medically workep up for this? Was the epi-pen prescribed for you? Is the Epipen (epinephrine) within date (not expired)? Do you know how to use an epipen (epinephrine)? In the middle of an anaphlactic reaction is not the time to try to figure it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have a fear of having food allergy, but the tests shows you don't have. Is it possible to get an epipen, (epinephrine) even if you don't have any allergies?
Whats is the epinephrine fir my astma and allergy doctor prescribed it to me specially I get nervous with needles.
Rarely indicated: Although epinephrine was used extensively in the past for asthma attacks, it is mainly used for anaphylaxis today. If you do have frequent asthma attacks not relieved by even 4 puffs of the rescue inhaler, you may need an adjustment in your controller drug . I have not prescribed epinephrine for asthma in over 3 decades. Get a 2nd opinion if NEEDED. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a reaction to my allergy shot and was administered an epinephrine shot and a zyrtec (cetirizine) pill. Is it still safe to breastfeed my baby tonight?
Breast feeding OK: How long ago was your reaction? If you don't feel sleepy from the zyrtec (cetirizine) or your heart isn't beating rapidly from the Adrenalin you can breast feed your baby tonight. To be on the absolute safe side you can wait until tomorrow morning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer