Girl's death highlights allergy safety in schools - CNN video



Key points:

- There is no cure for food allergies

- About 8% of U.S. children under 18 have at least one food allergy

- Epinephrine is the first line life-saving medication in severe food allergic reaction. Always carry an EpiPen with you, and remember these simple memory rules in severe food allergic reaction:

- "No Epi, no eat-y" (always carry an EpiPen with you, don't sit down to eat if you don't have an EpiPen available)

- "If it's more than the skin, the Epi goes in" (only mild hives may respond to antihistamine, for anything else you may need an EpiPen)

References:

Girl's death highlights allergy safety in schools. CNN, 2012.

1 comment:

  1. That is so sad! Schools definitely do not put as much stress on allegries as they should :( Hopefully other things like this can be avoided

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