If your child has had a severe allergic
reaction in the past, you know how frightening it can be. Symptoms of breathing
problems, itching, and swelling can come on quickly and become
life-threatening. Giving your child an epinephrine shot can slow down or stop
an allergic reaction. That's why it is important to have an allergy kit
containing an epinephrine shot with you at all times and to know the right way
to use it. It could save your child's life someday.
What do I need to know first?
Why does my child need an epinephrine shot?
How do I give the shot?
Where to go from here
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