Call911or other emergency services immediately if you have had a severe reaction in the
past from the same food and similar symptoms are developing. If you have epinephrine prescribed by your doctor for severe
allergic reactions, give yourself the
epinephrine shot before you call for help. If
possible, have someone else call while you give yourself the shot.
Because symptoms can come back even after the injection, go to the
emergency room every time you have a reaction, even if you are feeling better.
You should be observed for several hours after the reaction.
Q: Atlanta is beautiful in the spring, but my allergies are so bad!
Will moving to the desert make them go away?
A: Ragweed and grass pollens are triggers that are difficult to avoid
almost everywhere in the continental United States during the spring and
Although much of Arizona and New Mexico is arid, most people in the cities,
suburbs, and small towns grow grass for lawns. Plus, the land has been
disturbed by construction and landscaping, so weeds are widespread. Las Vegas,
registered dietitian can help you keep a balanced diet
even when you can't eat some foods. A dietitian can also help
you learn how to avoid hidden
allergens in foods and give you ideas about how to
make substitutions in recipes.