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Do doctors sometimes prescribe an epipen (epinephrine) if you report possible allergic reaction?

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Dr. Henry Ng
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

In brief: Yes if

The symptoms suggest an anaphylactic reaction - difficulty breathing with a rash and facial/tongue/mouth swelling.
Those ppl with an anaphylactic reaction should be referred to an allergist for further evaluation.

In brief: Yes if

The symptoms suggest an anaphylactic reaction - difficulty breathing with a rash and facial/tongue/mouth swelling.
Those ppl with an anaphylactic reaction should be referred to an allergist for further evaluation.
Dr. Henry Ng
Dr. Henry Ng
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Epi Pen

We prescribe epipens (epinephrine) for patients to carry if we think the patients are at risk of having life-threatening allergic reactions.
There are three areas of your body that , if they are involved in the reaction, are the most dangerous: your throat (closing), your chest (tightening like asthma) and your vascular system (you can go into shock, with low blood pressure). With those, you need an epi pen.

In brief: Epi Pen

We prescribe epipens (epinephrine) for patients to carry if we think the patients are at risk of having life-threatening allergic reactions.
There are three areas of your body that , if they are involved in the reaction, are the most dangerous: your throat (closing), your chest (tightening like asthma) and your vascular system (you can go into shock, with low blood pressure). With those, you need an epi pen.
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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