Our directory is intended as a resource for people with peanut and nut allergies. It contains foods, helpful products, and much more.
- What is a Peanut Allergy
- Foods to Avoid
- The Allergic Reaction
- Recognizing and Treating Anaphylaxis
- Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
- Medical ID Bracelets
- Support Groups
Peanut Free and Nut Free
Other Food Allergies
Epi-Pen...does it hurt?
I always thought that the Epi-pen would hurt when given. I thought it was similar to a cortizone shot, which I have experience with. Lauren's allergist said that it doesn't hurt. He said it is not an intramuscular shot and that it just barely breaks the skin.
Can anyone tell me, does it hurt? Is it just more traumatic for a child because it is a needle and they are scared?
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