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.
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A 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.