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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 3:41 pm 
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:shock: I am shocked the the ER doc would say 'mild' and tell you don't need an epipen. My son is allergic to eggs... his most recent reaction involved wheezing, hives, and nausea. We now carry an epipen for him. His next reaction could be much worse!

My husbands most recent reaction (to nuts) involved lots of medications including an epinephrine shot or two (I wasn't with him at the time, he was out of town, thank goodness his brother was with him!). He stayed in the hospital overnight. They were extremely quick with his treatment, took it very seriously. Thank goodness they did, so we can spend many more years with him! :D

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Susan,

So sorry to hear about the reaction and the scare. Hope your daughter is feeling much better. Must really have helped having a calm, collected Mom-advocate by her side.

Nice of you to share the Emerg. experience. I am still watching this thread with an eye to an article down the road.

Have a wonderful Christmas and fingers crossed that the only other events will be present opening and safe eating. Cheers!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 9:15 am 
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I am still watching this thread with an eye to an article down the road


Yes, I would love to know what Dr's feel is the "best practice" in terms of how a reaction should be responded to from it's onset right up until discharge from hospital. I saw an article out of the US which stated that in only 12% of the cases did hospitals administer epinephrene but we have always given the Epi-Pen prior to going to the hospital. The article made no mention of this so I don't know if that was captured.

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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