Managing Severe Allergies
People prone to extreme allergic events need to be prepared. If you or your child suffers from one or more serious allergies, your first line of defense is to avoid the cause of the allergy. Of course, this isn’t always possible. It is critical to learn how recognize the symptoms of an allergic reaction, understand how and when to use emergency epinephrine, and develop an action plan that you can share with friends and family in case a severe reaction occurs.
If your child (or someone they know) has severe allergies, it’s critical that they understand the condition and how to avoid triggers. Here’s a guide to help.
An anaphylactic reaction can occur anywhere and anytime. Get tips for instructing family, friends, and others how and when to use an epinephrine autoinjector.
More Severe Allergy Resources
Before school starts, make an appointment with your child’s teacher, support staff, and school administrators to discuss a plan for managing and preventing allergy attacks.
You are your child’s greatest health advocate, but you won’t be able to monitor everything he or she eats. Use this helpful guide to remind yourself and teach your child ways to avoid potentially harmful foods.
People prone to extreme allergic events need to be prepared. Put together a first aid kit complete with all the necessary tools to save your life or your child’s, and keep it with you at all times.