Emergency epinephrine kit

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This can be a serious and life-threatening problem. The minute sensitivity starts, the next attack may result in death and an antidote should be kept on the person forever. It is not unusual for such a sensitivity to start at some point in life for reasons that are unclear. Consult your allergist to put together a "kit" of emergency medications. Prednisone, epinephrine and an antihistamine are commonly prescribed and kept on hand. You must srupulously avoid shellfish.
Home Remedies for Hives If you are severely allergic to specific things, such as bee stings or other insect bites, certain foods, or medications, ask your doctor about prescribing an emergency kit containing epinephrine (also called adrenaline), which is an injection used to treat anaphylaxis and associated hives. Call Your Doctor About Hives If: Burning or itchy welts begin to develop in your throat. You may be at risk of suffocation. This requires immediate medical attention.
You can order a kit from this site and have it sent to your Dr. or even a nurse that will agree to do the test. It only involves a slight scraping of tissue under your tongue which is put on a slide and mailed to Intracellular Diagnositics. It is then x-rayed using a special machine which will show several different mineral levels in your cells. A report will then be sent to your Dr. or nurse. My mom's report did determine she has a low level of magnesium.
In the meantime, while you undergo testing, you should be given an Epi-Pen (that's what we call it in the UK, it's an auto-injector of adrenaline/epinephrine you carry with you at all times and will save your life if administered before/during anaphylaxis.I think you call it Anapen in the USA). For your doctor do anything less would be negligent in my opinion. Had your tongue continued to swell, you might well have choked...
The one last night has left me feeling very ill even though I was discharged from the emergency dept after treatment. People are suprised at the allergy and many medics have not heard of the problem. This means that the feeling of not being taken seriously is isolating - nut allergy is well known by the general public. It is helpful to read the blogs and know that I am not alone. There really is not much written about the condition.
couldn't call 911 if I wanted to. couldnt get off bathroom floor for an hour or so. Went to emergency room..long story short..this episode had possibly damaged my heart and the heart attack enzyme was elevated. i had a murmur surgically repaired 27 years ago and now doctors are saying that there could be electrical problems to the heart,etc.......
that reverses the colors, but in my case never left. I went to the emergency room and the doctor found nothing unusual, it says that everything is normal but "may be" a "floc crumpled" (WTF?) in the vitreous, but when I asked where was that "floc" stuck and why doest move, the doctor put a face of surprise and did not answer. (I have floaters, but I know that is normal... they move).
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