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
When should I use the Epi pen?
Okay, I know this sounds silly, but after reading many of these entries I am more confused than ever about when to use the Epi pen. When my son has had a reaction in the past, he has vomited and gotten red in the face and also had a croupy cough. His last contact also caused wheezing and we went to the ER (he was given epi by the paramedics). Do you wait to see if they vomit out the allergen and improve or do you give the Epi pen as soon as they vomit without waiting for other symptoms? I have never had to use the Epi pen but now feel unclear in even giving instructions to teachers, etc. I will be contacting our allergist ASAP but unfortunately, our insurance has changed so we need to get a referral to meet a new allergist...ugh!
Does anyone have a "plan of attack" or an "order" in which to administer benadryl, epi pen and call 911? Help!
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