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    Allergies: Giving Yourself an Epinephrine Shot

    Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction. If you have 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 yourself an epinephrine shot can slow down or stop an allergic reaction. That's why it is important to have epinephrine with you at all times and to know the right way to use it: it could save your life someday.

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    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
    Specialist Medical ReviewerRohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology

    Current as ofFebruary 20, 2015

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    Last Updated: February 20, 2015
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