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
What Happens When You Get To The Hospital?
If your child is in anaphylactic shock, an epi pen has been administered and now you're at the hospital. What should you expect the doctor to do? I had given my son Benadryl before we went to the hospital and by the time the ER doctor saw him, he had a marked improvement in his symptoms so they just sent us home without anything. The nurse at the pediatrician's office didn't even want us to take my son to the hospital in the first place, but we insisted. I now realize all of that was wrong. When we first walked into the ER with my son's eyes swollen shut and hives all over him and his face bright red - they made us sit and wait in the waiting room. Knowing now what I know now, I would demand to be seen right away and insist on staying a while - the only thing I'm not sure of is what kind of treatment should I expect for him.
From Australia...PA/NA 4 yo daughter.
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