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Posted on: Tue, 09/18/2007 - 11:48am
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Thank you re raising this for me daisy!
Our allergist also checked the epi box for GI symptoms on the food allergy action plan.
Katiee, would your nurse give the epi if vomiting was the only symptom and no ingestion occurred (thinking contact)?
I've always thought of reactions in terms of hives and barky cough. How do those of you who experience Gi symptoms determine if it's stomach upset from reaction or something else.
Holly

Posted on: Wed, 09/19/2007 - 12:27am
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For me, there's no question as I get severe stomach cramping prior to the vomiting.....followed by diarrhea.
I've never had vomiting as the only symptom.

Posted on: Mon, 10/29/2007 - 5:44am
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Posted on: Tue, 10/30/2007 - 12:13am
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I am a school nurse, and I can tell you that I would definitely give epi for a GI reaction, even if I was not sure whether it was contact or ingestion. There is no harm in giving the epi, the harm comes from NOT giving it...all three of the food allergic children in my school have check marks next to GI and epi!

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