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Epinephrine, EpiPen: The What’s And How’s

What is an EpiPen? EpiPens or Epinephrine injections are prescription medicines that are used in treating serious and life-threatening allergic reactions caused by foods, insect bites, medications, and other allergens. This drug belongs to the alpha and beta-adrenergic agonists that primarily work by relaxing the muscles in the…

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Anaphylaxis, Know These Symptoms to Save a Child’s Life

Who would have thought that an allergic reaction can be serious and possibly lethal? Anaphylaxis is a term given to an extreme form of allergic reaction. This condition usually occurs suddenly and without any sign of warning. Symptoms can rapidly worsen and can be lethal when left untreated.…

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Everything You Need To Know About Food Allergies

Having a food allergy can seem scary, at first. You’re given the diagnosis and think “great, but what can I eat?!” and “how do I avoid having a reaction?” But you’re not alone. According to research by FARE, around “1 in every 13 children in the United States…

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