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    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.

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    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.

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

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