5 Ways to Prepare for an Allergy Emergencyenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-allergyEmergency-enHD-AR1.jpgBeing prepared for an allergy emergency will help you, your child, and other caregivers respond in the event of a serious reaction.epipen, epi-pen, anaphylaxis, shock, allergic reactions, serious allergic reactions, school and allergies, epinephrine injector, epinephrine, epi pen, anaphylaksis, food allergies, emergencies, emergency, allergy attacks, allergic shock, allergic, allergies, allergys, serious reactions, injectors, injections, injecters05/03/201208/23/201809/02/2019Magee Defelice, MD and Ornella Papadias, MD08/16/2018f317a282-5219-4284-a9f4-ee89d7e2a2a6https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/allergy-emergency.html/<p>Quick action will help your child during a serious allergic reaction. It's smart to occasionally review the instructions your doctor gave you and run through the steps you would take in an emergency.</p> <p>Here's a checklist for any parent of a child with a serious allergy:</p> <ol class="kh_longline_list"> <li>If your doctor prescribed an epinephrine injector (with two devices) for emergencies, make sure it is <strong>always</strong> with your child or with an adult who is in charge of your child &mdash; at school, at a birthday party, on vacation. Work with the school to decide where to store the injector and how your child can get it quickly, if needed.</li> <li>Know the signs of a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/anaphylaxis.html/">serious reaction</a> &mdash; such as trouble breathing, rash, swelling, vomiting, belly pain, diarrhea, and wheezing &mdash; and be ready to act quickly. Follow the instructions your doctor gave you. Teach your child and those who care for your child to do the same.</li> <li>Practice how to use the epinephrine injector often. Are there caps to remove? Which end rests on the skin? Where on the body is the injection site? How do you hold the syringe and release the medicine? Ask for a demonstration at your doctor's office. Visit the manufacturer's website to get detailed instructions. Manufacturers also may supply a trainer syringe that is not loaded with epinephrine, so you can practice all the steps safely. If your child is in charge of carrying the injector, make sure he or she practices too.</li> <li>If your child has a reaction and needs the epinephrine injector, give it right away. Have someone call 911 while you are giving the injection. If you are alone, call 911 <strong>after</strong> giving the injection or go to the nearest <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/emergency-room.html/">emergency room</a> as soon as possible. Your child may have a second wave of symptoms. Take the used epinephrine syringe to the hospital with you. Remember that antihistamines do not treat life-threatening symptoms and are not a replacement for epinephrine.</li> <li>Store the epinephrine injector according to the manufacturer's directions. Note its expiration date and get a new one before the one you have expires.</li> </ol>Cinco formas de prepararse para una urgencia alérgicaEs sensato que vaya repasando de tanto en tanto las instrucciones que le dio el pediatra de su hijo y que revise los pasos a seguir en caso de emergencia.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/parents/allergy-emergency-esp.html/46e0826e-a511-4a28-9c4c-11b83de8a568
5 Ways to Be Prepared for an Allergy EmergencyQuick action is essential during a serious allergic reaction. It helps to remind yourself of action steps so they become second nature if there's an emergency. Here's what to do.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/allergy-emergency.html/d5aa4a48-7679-468c-8e87-905586a85181
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Allergy TestingDoctors use several different types of allergy tests, depending on what a person may be allergic to. Find out what to expect from allergy tests.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/allergy-tests.html/781afac6-a4a9-477f-a759-1cee604cebf5
First Aid: Allergic ReactionsAlthough most allergic reactions aren't serious, severe reactions can be life-threatening and can require immediate medical attention.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/allergic-reaction-sheet.html/59bcd54d-cee6-4f0d-a758-11b1b6c61608
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Food Allergies and TravelTaking precautions and carrying meds are just part of normal life for someone who has a food allergy. Here are some tips on how to make travel also feel perfectly routine.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/travel-allergies.html/5bc35b92-7b74-479e-bf6d-49bea8256851
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Serious Allergic Reactions (Anaphylaxis)A person with severe allergies can be at risk for a sudden, serious allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. This reaction can seem scary, but the good news is it can be treated.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/anaphylaxis.html/0a39f182-b6cb-4509-990c-ba3790dad4b8
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