Skip to content

    First Aid & Emergencies

    Font Size
    A
    A
    A

    Allergic Reaction Treatment

    Call 911 now if the person has had severe reactions in the past or has any of these symptoms:

    If you have severe allergies, you should keep two epinephrine injection kits with you at all times and readily available. If you experience any sign of anaphylaxis, do not hesitate to use the autoinjector even if those symptoms do not appear to be allergy related. Using the autoinjector as a precaution will not harm you. Call 911 even if you administer the injection.

    Recommended Related to First Aid

    Understanding Dizziness -- Symptoms

    The symptoms of dizziness are: Feeling motion when your body is still Feeling lightheaded or that you are about to faint Balance problems, such as being unsteady on your feet or feeling as if you might fall Feelings of anxiety or panic

    Read the Understanding Dizziness -- Symptoms article > >

    1. Treat Symptoms

    • For itchy, watery eyes, use OTC allergy eye drops.

    2. Follow Up

    • Watch for worsening symptoms, including signs of anaphylaxis.

    See Severe Allergic Reaction Treatment.

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by David T. Derrer, MD on November 27, 2015

    First Aid A-Z

    • There are no topics that begin with 'O'
    • There are no topics that begin with 'Q'
    • There are no topics that begin with 'U'
    • There are no topics that begin with 'X'
    • There are no topics that begin with 'Y'
    • There are no topics that begin with 'Z'

    Today on WebMD

    blue flames
    The right way to treat them.
    Wound paste into a cross
    8 essentials for car or purse.
     
    cpr demonstration
    4 steps for adults.
    bagged salad
    Learn when to call a doctor.
     
    sniffling child
    Slideshow
    wound care true or false
    Slideshow
     
    caring for wounds
    Slideshow
    Harvest mite
    Slideshow
     

    Pollen counts, treatment tips, and more.

    It's nothing to sneeze at.

    Loading ...

    Sending your email...

    This feature is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later.

    Thanks!

    Now check your email account on your mobile phone to download your new app.

    WebMD the app

    Get first aid information. Whenever. Wherever... with your iPhone, iPad or Android.

    Find Out More