If you have symptoms of a severe allergic reaction, call911or other emergency services immediately.
If your doctor has prescribed an
allergy kit, use the kit if:
Your symptoms are severe.
have a kit immediately available.
You have been taught how and when
to use the kit.
You have had a severe reaction in the past from the
same type of sting, bite, food, or medicine (allergens), and
similar symptoms are developing.
Take an antihistamine, such as Benadryl or
Chlor-Trimeton, to help reduce your symptoms. Read and follow any warnings on
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April 08, 2013
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