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Can you cure someone who is having an allergic reaction with epinephrine?

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Dr. Thomas Rohde
General Practice

In brief: No cure

Epinephrine will block some of the acute inflammatory reactions and is therfore a temporary rescue to an allergic reaction.
If this is not coupled with removal of the allergen and addition of longer acting anti-histamines or steroids, a delayed reaction with serious consequences can occur when the epi is metabolized and no longer present. The only cure is future avoidance of a known allergen.

In brief: No cure

Epinephrine will block some of the acute inflammatory reactions and is therfore a temporary rescue to an allergic reaction.
If this is not coupled with removal of the allergen and addition of longer acting anti-histamines or steroids, a delayed reaction with serious consequences can occur when the epi is metabolized and no longer present. The only cure is future avoidance of a known allergen.
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