TODAY, 1 in 12 children are diagnosed with food allergies and the rate has doubled every 10 years. Over 220 million people are affected globally and every 2-3 minutes someone goes to the ER from a food allergy-induced, life-threatening anaphylactic reaction. You can’t GIVE it, if you don’t carry it.
Talk to your healthcare provider and create your own action plan: AAP.org/anaphylaxis
• Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction and could be fatal.
• Various parts of the body can be affected and symptoms can occur within minutes or up to two hours after the trigger is ingested.**
• Fatalities during witnessed anaphylaxis, most of which occur outside of a medical facility, usually result from delayed administration of epinephrine.**
• Past reactions are not predictive of future reactions.
• Antihistamines do not stop anaphylaxis.