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Tag Archives: Epinephrine

Myths and Facts: August edition

MYTH: “Our son is only 2 years old, so if he has a severe reaction we will just drive him to the hospital because he is too young for epinephrine.” FACT: A recent statement from the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI) states: “The potential consequences of not administering epinephrine to a child…  Read More

Myths and Facts: July edition

MYTH: “We were told to use Benadryl or an asthma inhaler at the first sign of a reaction.” FACT: Epinephrine is the first line treatment for anaphylaxis — not Benadryl or asthma inhalers. Anaphylaxis guidelines from all professional allergy organizations (AAAAI, ACAAI, EAACI, WAO and the CSACI school guidelines) state that epinephrine is the first…  Read More

Using the Autoinjector: You can do it!

Whether you are new to allergies or you’ve been managing them for years, it’s important to review the signs of anaphylaxis, and what to do in case of a reaction. Experts agree that if someone is having a reaction, you need to first give them epinephrine, then call 911. You can do it! The following…  Read More

Sign up today for our free anaphylaxis information session (Hamilton, September 21)

Join us for an evening of discussions about food allergies and anaphylaxis and how to respond in an emergency. Find out what you need to know about anaphylaxis from Dr. Susan Waserman from McMaster University and representatives from Food Allergy Canada (formerly Anaphylaxis Canada). Hear from partner organizations about the “stock epinephrine” pilot project underway…  Read More

Emergency Treatment

If you or your child have been diagnosed with a food allergy, the doctor or allergist will prescribe an epinephrine auto-injector. There is one type of auto-injector in Canada: the EpiPen®  . Auto-injectors can be purchased without a prescription in Canada. The 5 Emergency Steps Give epinephrine (e.g. EpiPen® ) at the first signs of…  Read More

Emergency Info

Emergency Information and Recommendations from Canadian Allergists Canadian allergists recommend the following six key points for dealing with anaphylaxis as stated in Anaphylaxis in Schools & Other Settings, 3rd Edition. 1. Epinephrine is the first line medication that should be used for the emergency management of a person having a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction.12 In studies…  Read More