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When should I do if I'm having an allergic reaction to nuts?

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Call 911 right away if you’re having an allergic reaction to nuts. If you have epinephrine (Auvi-Q, EpiPen, Symjepi), use it and repeat after 5 to 15 minutes if your symptoms haven’t improved. You’ll still need medical care right after you give yourself the shots, even if your symptoms seem to stop. You may still have a delayed allergic reaction.Children with a severe peanut allergy may benefit from using the drug Palforzia, which can help lesson symptoms if exposure occurs.

From: Allergic to Nuts? What to Watch Out For WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network: "Peanuts," Tree Nuts."

Food Allergy Initiative: "Tree Nut allergy."

KidsHealth: "Nut and Peanut Allergy."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 18, 2020

SOURCES:

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network: "Peanuts," Tree Nuts."

Food Allergy Initiative: "Tree Nut allergy."

KidsHealth: "Nut and Peanut Allergy."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 18, 2020

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