Every fall, you're suddenly sneezing, coughing. Could it be fall
It's certainly a possibility. Ragweed blooms profusely this time of year.
Those lovely, falling leaves become moldy, rotting vegetation after they hit
the ground. And no surprise it turns out many people are sensitive to both
ragweed pollen and mold.
Dust mites can also trigger fall allergy symptoms. Although
they're present year-round, dust mites are stirred up by dirty ventilation
systems. When you turn on your...
You should know how to use the injector. So should your child's teacher. Your child may also be old enough to use it on herself. Ask her doctor if she’s ready for that.
As soon as possible after the allergic reaction starts, call 911 and give the child at least one shot of the drug. She may need more than one. Even if you are not sure the symptoms are allergy related, don’t hesitate to give her the injection. Waiting can be much more harmful than the medication.
The injection isn’t a cure. It won’t stop a severe allergic reaction. Even if your child seems OK, emergency medical care is a must.
Restock any items you use from the emergency kit so it's ready at all times. Like all drugs, epinephrine has an expiration date, so check the dates on each injector.