Whether you’ve just found out you’re at risk for a life-threatening (severe) allergic reaction or you are the parent of an at-risk child, being prepared starts with a plan that involves these four steps:
- Avoid known allergens
- Know what symptoms to watch for
- Use an EpiPen® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injector if a life-threatening (severe) allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) occurs
- Get emergency medical help right away
For new and/or long-time patients looking for a refresher, use these resources to help you and your family put a plan into place or learn something new:
Risk Assessment Tool
Anyone, including you, members of your family or your friends, could develop potentially life-threatening allergies at any point during their lifetime, so it’s important for everyone to assess their risk for anaphylaxis. Use this useful self-evaluation tool to help you and others understand the risks.
Signs and Symptoms Guide
Anaphylaxis is unpredictable—a mild allergic reaction one time can be life-threatening the next. So, it’s important to know what symptoms to look for. Use this guide to help recognize the warning signs.