Sam Leuzzi MD Pediatrics www.DrMDK.com
Read the full transcript »
Male: Stung by bugs, is that a big problem? Male: Always insect bites are always a problem. I, having been in the children’s emergency, I would see a lot of insect bites, spider bites, mosquito bites, flea bites. Lots of times, it is a simple allergic reaction, but we just need to administer some Benadryl, put some cold compress on it. But sometimes, it can lead to severe allergic reaction and Anaphylaxis and I have seen children with difficulty of breathing following bee stings. Male: If they come in and they have difficulty of breathing, tremendous swelling like a systemic reaction and next time to keep even worse, is that true? Male: That is true, yes. Male: So, we started last year to educate parents what to look for and some parents now are carrying a thing called an Ampipen. Male: Yes. Male: And, an Ampipen is an adrenaline that a parent can administer. If you are not sure and you think your kid is going to have a severe reaction, you rather overdo it than under do it, is that true? Male: That is so true. So, any child with a history of having heavy severe reaction should always have the Ampipen in the house. Male: And what else, we have too because sometimes, if it is life threatening, you call 911, they may not get there on time, you always want to suck when it is just – and if you have it in there, we are going to need it. Male: And in fact, they even package on them packages of two. Ampipen—a two-pack, it is called. So you get two and so you have it in the house. Male: And also, the schools, if you give it at home, you will leave it in school and that could get around, but it is probably to save a lot of kid’s life, but everyone’s parents are afraid to use it. And, if you know something, it is better to earn the side to say that they are not 100% sure, then we were sustain his heart will rise a little bit. Male: You are right. Male: And, you know something, your heart will come back. Male: And, it can save a life. Male: All is to save many lives. Male: Yes.
Copyright © 2005 - 2014 Healthline Networks, Inc. All rights reserved for Healthline.