Emergency Treatments for Allergic Reactions: How to Prepare for Back-to-School

(UNDATED) – As children return to school, they should be prepared for the classroom. That includes having emergency treatments on hand if they have known allergic reactions to bee stings, food allergies, and other allergens.

These allergic reactions, called anaphylaxis, can be fatal but can be managed with emergency treatments called epinephrine, along with emergency medical care.

Adverse reactions to epinephrine include anxiety, apprehensiveness, restlessness, tremor, weakness, dizziness, sweating, palpitations (heart racing sensation), pallor (paleness), nausea and vomiting, headache, and respiratory (breathing) difficulties. Rare cases of serious skin and soft tissue infections have been reported after epinephrine injection.

Some parents may have a hard time obtaining these treatments because of the surge of demand at the beginning of the school year.

It is important to know there are several options out there. This is how parents can make sure their kids have emergency epinephrine treatments tucked safely into their backpack. To learn more click here.