Tagged With "Antihistamine"

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Can the Use of Antihistamines for Anaphylaxis Delay Emergency Treatment?

KFA News Team ·
New research suggests that giving antihistamine medicine to a child experiencing anaphylaxis--a sudden and severe allergic reaction that can quickly be fatal--usually does more harm than good by delaying emergency treatment.
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Portable Antihistamine That Fits in Your Bag

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Antihistamine may be part of the emergency care plan your doctor has written for your child. This liquid medicine is sold under the brand name Benadryl® or under the generic name diphenhydramine. But many parents find it difficult to carry out of...
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Antihistamines Will Not Stop Anaphylaxis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction. You cannot rely on antihistamines like Benadryl to treat anaphylaxis. The first line of treatment for severe allergic reaction is epinephrine. Epinephrine is safe and comes in an easy-to-use device called an...
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Re: Can the Use of Antihistamines for Anaphylaxis Delay Emergency Treatment?

Penny Wright ·
We are guilty of doing just this when my then 10 mo old granddaughter was given sunflower butter for the first time. We didn’t immediately recognize that she was going into anaphylactic stage, so we gave her benedryl. Then she started coughing, vomiting and diarrhea, then we called 911 and administered the Epipen. Ambulance came and they ended up giving her two more, then once at the hospital, she received yet another two, along with steroids. She was kept overnight. The second time she...
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Re: Can the Use of Antihistamines for Anaphylaxis Delay Emergency Treatment?

Momofthree ·
Thank you for sharing your experience Penny!
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Re: Can the Use of Antihistamines for Anaphylaxis Delay Emergency Treatment?

Brandonsmama ·
My son has been prescribed to take antihistamines on a daily basis because he has ideopathic anaphylaxis. I give him Zyrtec and Allegra daily, and from what I have read, this is the protocol for a person who has ideopathic anaphylaxis. I was guilty of doing the same thing before we actually knew he was having anaphylactic reactions though. What has complicated things for us, is that I share 50/50 custody of my son with my ex-husband, who was not on board with giving our son these daily...
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Re: Antihistamines Will Not Stop Anaphylaxis

byroncook ·
Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Portable Antihistamine That Fits in Your Bag

kandicejo ·
I've been seeing a ton of commercials for this recently and just knew we'd have info about it!
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Re: Portable Antihistamine That Fits in Your Bag

Sarah Marie ·
Be super careful with these. I tried the headache powder myself and had a severe allergic reaction that landed me in the ER. Don't give your kids this if they already deal with other allergies! The convenience isn't worth the cost!
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Kathy P ·
Yikes! Sorry to hear about the reaction! Was it to something in the inactive ingredients?
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Re: Portable Antihistamine That Fits in Your Bag

Kathy P ·
Oooh, these would be perfect for a first aid kit too!
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