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Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis, which can be a life-threatening condition, is often inadequately treated by physicians. Symptoms of anaphylaxis are outlined by Dr. Daniel More, a board-certified allergist, as well as a discussion of the most common causes. Special attention is given to the prevention and treatment of future episodes of anaphylaxis. Conditions that may mimic anaphylaxis are also described.

Expired EpiPen
Find out if you should ever use an expired EpiPen to treat anaphylaxis or other severe allergic reaction.

Anaphylaxis
Have you had a severe allergic reaction requiring emergency medical care? If so, you may have experienced anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening medical condition. Find out the common causes of anaphyalxis, signs to look for, and ways to be prepared should another episode occur.

Use a Twinject Autoinjector
Learn the safe way to use a Twinject device.

Use an Epi-Pen
Learn the safe way to use an Epi-Pen.

Exercise Induced Anaphylaxis
Exercise-induced anaphylaxis (EIA) is a severe allergic reaction caused by exercise, and may be related to eating certain foods before exercising. Learn how EIA is different from physical urticarias, such as cholinergic urticaria, how the diagnosis is made, and how it's treated.

What is Mastocytosis?
Mastocytosis is a disease that causes the body to overproduce allergic cells, called mast cells. People with mastocytosis can experience anaphylaxis to foods, medications and insect stings, even if they aren't allergic to these triggers. Find out more about mastocytosis and how it's diagnosed and treated.

How to Use an Epi-pen®
Knowing how and when to use an Epi-pen® is just as important as having one. People who have experienced anaphylaxis to foods, medications, insect stings and unknown causes should carry an Epi-pen®. Review this video on how and when to use an Epi-pen®, and be prepared in case anaphylaxis occurs again!

How to Use a Twinject® Device
Twinject® is a newer device available for the injection of epinephrine for severe allergic reactions, or anaphylaxis. This device has 2 doses of epinephrine to use, in case the reaction is severe and/or the first dose of epinephrine does not work. Learn how to use the Twinject® device before it is needed.

Where to Get a Medic-Alert® Bracelet
People with severe allergic reactions, or anaphylaxis, to medications, foods and insect stings should consider wearing a Medic-Alert® bracelet. This device can communicate your allergies to medical personnel in the event that you are sick or cannot speak. These bracelets are especially helpful for the young child with allergies.

Allergic Reactions -- Have You Had an Allergic Reaction
Learn about the different types of allergic reactions that people have experienced, and share your own story.

Epi-Pen Versus Auvi-Q For the Treatment of Anaphylaxis
Learn about the two major types of epinephrine auto injectors, Epi-Pen and Auvi-Q. Find out which one is preferred by most patients.

Epinephrine for Allergic Diseases
Learn about the most common diagnoses for which people are prescribed injectable epinephrine.

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