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Waste 100 bucks: An amazingly safe medication. In the seventies we used Epinephrine to treat acute asthma attacks giving kids 3 doses in 40 minutes. Sometimes they had nausea & vomiting. Sometimes they'd get a little hyper. The nausea & vomiting could also have been due to asthma itself. Anyway, expect slight but brief rise in pulse, mild muscle jitteriness, heightened alertness. All resolve in 30 minutes. ...Read more
Help please! is epipen (epinephrine) jr auto injectors used for all allergic reactions or just emergency reactions?
Limited use: The value of an Epipen (epinephrine) is its ability to help block a tragic evolving allergic reaction and provide time for a person to reach urgent followup care.It's effect is relatively short (hour or so).If you simply break out in hives as a food reaction, it could help some, but since the food will be processed in your body for days, a longer agent like Diphenhydramine or citirazine would be more benificial. ...Read more
Had 3 severe allergic reactions in last few yrs (swollen face + difficulty breathing).Allergist couldn't identify allergen.I carry an epi pen. Ideas?
Depends: In case of disaster, the patient records might be lost if they are on paper or stored on a computer server. Nowadays, more and more doctors offices have "cloud based" EMRs (electronic med records) so even if a clinic were to be destroyed, the records are safe. It's a good idea to keep your own set of "records" in case of disaster (meds, important medical information) that you can take with you. ...Read moreSee 14 more doctor answers
Would it be dangerous to use an epipen (epinephrine) on my 70 lb kid after nebulized albuterol? She has asthma or reactive airway (not sure) & peanut & nut allergy.
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Re-direct: this is not an appropriate question for a medical board. You can get a better, more informed, and more detailed answer from your local fire department. ...Read more
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
Epipen (epinephrine): The Epipen (epinephrine) is used for serious life threatening allergic reactions. In a person afficted with one of those, it will save thier life. No harm. In a person not afflicted with a life threatening allergic event, it will increase the bp, anxiety, pulse, sweatiness but otherwise should be uneventful unless there is a history of coronary heart disease. ...Read more
See package insert: You should see your physician for detailed instructions, but in general, the Epipen (epinephrine) should be administered into the large muscle in you lateral thigh, and held for 8-10 seconds. After administration, you should call 911 or go to the er for further treatment(s). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Allergc to the plastic tape that holds down ivs, latex-free diapers, & heart electrodes. Hives instantly. So what is my allergy? If not latex, what?
Adhesive: You may be allergic to adhesive materials. ...Read more
Had severe hives, itching, redness&swelling. Got an epi pen [email protected] care, hives went away&came back.What's next step? Pcp, allergy test, etc?
Antihistamine: Unless you have respiratory problem or going into shock, Epinephrine is not that usual treatment. Try taking antihistamine up to 4 times per day and see if this helps. If not, consult your doctor to see if Prednisone may be needed. Usually we don't do a workup unless the hives have been present for more than 6- 8 weeks. ...Read more
Unfortunately no: An epi pen is for an acute allergic reaction. This is why it works for bee stings: to treat a severe, life-threatening allergy to the sting. It does nothing to the sting itself. Snake venom is poisonous for reasons unrelated to allergy, and, as in the bee sting situation, the epi pen will do nothing to neutralize the venom itself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't do it!!!: You are going to drive yourself nuts monitoring your heart. If you have had a consultation with a cardiologist and a minimal work up that is negative, monitoring heart is only going to feed your anxiety and make everything worse. Please place your energy in things that can make you healthier (don't smoke, eat well, loose weight and exercise) If you are taking medications, be compliant. Good luck! ...Read more