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For Adult PA\'s - Question re: EpiPen & Benadryl
I am trying to find an answer to this question that I haven't seen all in one place on these boards:
If you have suffered an anaphylactic reaction to food, and were given an EpiPen injection, did you also have a dose of Benadryl? Or... did you only have the EpiPen and then go the hospital? My question is this:
Did Benadryl make any difference in your level of comfort after the reaction?
I realize that a reaction is a terrible experience, and of course you wouldn't feel great after a simple dose of antihistamine, but I'm wondering if having the Benadryl as an adjunct to the EpiPen made you feel ANY better. Which, if any, of your symptoms did it relieve?
I'm only asking about receiving a dose of Benadryl AFTER an EpiPen has already been administered, not Benadryl on its own. Please educate me; as Cayley's mother I need to know if I should be concerned about not having Benadryl with me when I'm away from home. Of course, we always carry the EpiPen.
I guess there's more than one question here, but I value the input of the adults on this board - Cayley can't tell me exactly how she's feeling, so I am asking for help so I can understand more about how I can help her. Thanks so much, Carolyn
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