When to use an Epipen.

If your doctor gave you a prescription for an Epipen do not hesitate to use it. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can quickly escalate and become severe in minutes. Follow your instincts. The minute you start asking, “should I use the epi pen” it probably means you need to use it. Symptoms of an allergic … Continue reading

Could using an #asthma inhaler and other allergy medications trigger a severe  #peanut #soy or #milk anaphylaxis reaction?

Could using an #asthma inhaler and other allergy medications trigger a severe #peanut #soy or #milk anaphylaxis reaction?

Articles about asthma inhalers containing peanuts continue to worry #food allergic individuals and especially parents of small children with severe #anaphylaxis #food allergies. Few years ago the concern was that inhalers contained soy, then peanuts. Were peanuts part of the inactive ingredients in albuterol inhalers or was it all a confusion? There was never a … Continue reading

Not sure about the new epinephrine Auvi-Q?

Many of us have been looking forward to getting the new smaller epinephrine talking device and now that it became available are not ready to let go of the old but so familiar Epipens. As I told my kid, what really matters is for you to always carry the Epipen’s on you. If you have … Continue reading