Allergies can strike at any time. If you have any known allergies, your doctor has likely spent quite some time educating you about triggers, symptoms, and treatments. Important emergency treatment for anyone who is in danger of anaphylaxis (a severe, life-threatening systemic allergic reaction) is self-injectable epinephrine. What is an EpiPen? EpiPen is a brand […]
What Is an EpiPen and Who Needs It?
EpiPen is a brand name for an epinephrine auto-injector. Other brand names include Auvi-Q and Adrenaclick. There are also generic or unbranded epinephrine auto-injectors. All these devices contain epinephrine, a vital medication for allergy sufferers experiencing anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a severe, life-threatening systemic allergic reaction. What are the symptoms of anaphylaxis? Anaphylaxis victims can have […]
What to Do If You Suspect an Allergy to Medication
Over the course of our lives, we take medications for different reasons, even if we are healthy in general. Medications can cause a lot of different side effects, including rashes and other symptoms that may make you think you are having an allergic reaction. In truth, only about 5 to 10 percent of adverse reactions […]
Take a Stand on National Penicillin Allergy Day: Why Over Diagnosing Allergies is Undercutting Patients
In 1928, Alexander Fleming, a bacteriologist at St. Mary’s Hospital, stumbled upon a mold called Penicillium notatum, and the world would never be the same. With an unbelievable ability to prevent the growth of bacteria such as Staphylococcus, its discovery was an invaluable gift to the medical community – helping to cure hordes of people […]