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How Does Epinephrine Turn Off an Allergic Reaction?

Q. How does epinephrine turn off an anaphylactic reaction? This seems rather amazing, since anaphylaxis affects so many body systems. Dr. Sharma:  The ability of epinephrine to treat the many signs of anaphylaxis is rather amazing. It acts on a number of receptors in the body to exert its effects. First, it causes constriction, or […]

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Epi Shot Moves Lower in Obese Patients

Researchers have discovered that in certain individuals there may be a more effective location to administer the shot of life.

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Prison Allergy Death Sparks Investigation

Update January 2013: Many Allergic Living readers expressed concern about the death in prison of Michael Saffioti, a Washington State man with severe dairy allergy and asthma. In early January, the Snohomish County Prosecutor made the decision not to lay any charges, based on a 400-page report compiled by the County Sherriff’s Office. The report […]

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Survey Finds Many Unprepared for Anaphylaxis

Media Release / Sanofi Canada / Nov. 1, 2012 According to a new 2012 Leger Marketing survey commissioned by Sanofi Canada, an alarming number of Canadians at risk of anaphylaxis do NOT always carry or have immediate access to an epinephrine auto-injector. And many are uncertain about how to correctly use the device. Low level […]

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Majority Not Carrying An Auto-Injector for Allergy

An alarming 63 percent of adults at risk of anaphylaxis do not always carry an auto-injector with them.

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When Can a Child Self-Inject?

Dr. Sicherer advises on when to prepare a child to administer an auto-injector in an emergency.

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Amarria

Time to End Food Allergy Tragedies

Amarria was the wakeup call: epinephrine has to be there to save lives.

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9 Things About Food Allergy You Might Not Know

What constitutes a “severe” allergic reaction? How does epinephrine actually work? Can you use an expired auto-injector in an emergency? Allergic Living asked Dr. Phil Lieberman, clinical professor of medicine and pediatrics at the University of Tennessee’s College of Medicine (and father and grandfather to food-allergic children), for answers to nine food allergy questions you’ve […]

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