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.
For lots of people, allergy treatment is reactive. You get stuffed up, your eyes water, and then you go to the medicine cabinet for relief. But many doctors say that we’ve got it the wrong way around. Instead, we should be taking the medicine before we have symptoms. Call it allergy pretreatment.
“We always tell people to start taking medicine before the allergy season begins,” says Jonathan A. Bernstein MD, an allergist and professor of clinical medicine at the University of Cincinnati. “People...
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.
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 12, 2014
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