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07/08/2010
...Self-administrated shots of epinephrine (often referred to by the brand name EpiPen) are life-saving devices which can halt an allergic reaction and give a patient time to get to a hospital. For children and adults who experience anaphylaxis, an epinephrine shot is a matter of life or death. But it’s important for patients and caregivers to know how to properly work an automatic epinephrine shot. An incorrect or accidental administration can have dangerous consequences....
02/25/2010
...Epinephrine auto-injectors, for any child with allergies, can be a huge life saver. However, sending your little one to school with their epinephrine can be rather stressful for a parent. There are a thousand questions that might go through your mind, “Will they be safe even with the epinephrine?” or “Will someone know how to use the auto-injector?” Epinephrine and Anaphylactic Shock Basics For those of you who don’t know, anaphylaxis or anaphylactic shock...
03/31/2010
...We’ve talked about epinephrine auto-injectors before on Food Allergy Living, including how to travel with them and what to do in case of an accidental injection of epinephrine. With the new school year upon us, many parents of children with food allergies are faced with the dilemma of where to store their child’s epinephrine auto-injector at school. Should they carry it with them at all times? Should it be stored in the nurse’s office?...
10/01/2015
...In a recent article published by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), a panel of allergy experts and emergency physicians advise that emergency medicine teams should administer epinephrine to any patient they suspect is experiencing an allergic reaction. This challenges previous recommendations that the decision to use epinephrine should be weighed more carefully. Epinephrine is considered by doctors to be the first line of defense in an episode of anaphylaxis, or...
02/28/2012
...Today we want to share some information on a piece of legislation that could affect you, the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act (“The Act”). We’ve shared tips for epinephrine at school and thought that this was a great topic to share since it’s something Neocate families can help to turn into a law. The Act The Act matters to all families that are concerned about anaphylaxis during school. If you have ever witnessed...
03/09/2015
...We like to share important research that we learn about related to food allergies. Here’s a study we heard about recently through Kids with Food Allergies (KFA) related to the use of epinephrine in cases of food-induced anaphylaxis. You can read KFA’s original post here. You can actually read the full article (for free!) on the website for the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. For those of you who don’t want...
06/28/2011
...While we usually write about common food allergy symptoms, such as diarrhea or eczema, more severe reactions like anaphylaxis are possible for many children and adults with allergies. Allergens that cause anaphylaxis include food, insect stings, drugs, latex, and even exercise. When anaphylaxis happens as a result of contact with an allergen, a rapid immune reaction occurs that can quickly make breathing very difficult. For those patients an immediate injection of epinephrine can prevent...
07/16/2015
...that the hummus was safe, so I called my husband at work and explained that I wanted to give it a try. Surprisingly, he gave me the green light. I pulled off the foil lid of the hummus cup, grabbed the bottle of antihistamine and epinephrine auto-injector. He attacked the hummus with his veggie straws while I watched his every move from across the table. Only four bites in, I began to notice hives forming...
     
 
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