Allergies in Children: Giving an Epinephrine Shot to a Child
If your child has had a severe allergic reaction in the past, you know how frightening it can be. Symptoms of breathing problems, itching, and swelling can come on quickly and become life-threatening. Giving your child an epinephrine shot can slow down or stop an allergic reaction. That's why it is important to have an allergy kit containing an epinephrine shot with you at all times and to know the right way to use it. It could save your child's life someday.
For more information about allergic reactions, see the topics:
- Reference Allergic Reaction.
- Reference Allergies to Insect Stings.
- Reference Drug Allergies.
- Reference Food Allergies.
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|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: March 23, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Rohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology