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 an
allergy kit 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.
A nutritionist or
registered dietitian can help you keep a balanced diet
even when you can't eat some foods. A nutritionist or dietitian can also help
you learn how to avoid hidden
allergens in foods and give you ideas about how to
make substitutions in recipes.