Food Allergy Awareness: Before Leaving Emergency Care

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Before leaving emergency medical care, your healthcare professional should provide the following:

  • An epinephrine auto-injector or a prescription for two doses and training on how to use the auto-injector

 

  • A follow-up appointment or an appointment with a clinical specialist such as an allergist/immunologist

 

  • Information on where to get medical identification jewelry or an anaphylaxis wallet card that alerts others of the food allergy

 

  • Education about allergen avoidance, recognizing the symptoms of anaphylaxis, and giving intramuscular injections of epinephrine

 

  • An anaphylaxis emergency action plan



Source: NIH Publication, Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in the United States: Summary for Patients, Families, and Caregivers.

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