With a new school year just around the corner, now is an important time to evaluate you and your family’s understanding of how to recognize the symptoms of anaphylaxis and when to use a prescribed epinephrine auto-injector.
A recent article published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology discuss findings which showed only one third of children with anaphylaxis who presented to the hospital or urgent care were given epinephrine prior to arrival despite having already been prescribed an epinephrine auto-injector. This study spotlights the importance of appropriately recognizing anaphylaxis and administering epinephrine as delays in treatment can be life-threatening. Click here to read more!
For more information regarding symptoms and treatment of anaphylaxis click here to visit the Food Allergy Research & Education website.