Health Tip: Severe Food Allergy?
Create an emergency action plan
(HealthDay News) - If you or a loved one has a serious allergy to one or more foods, it's important to have an action plan in case of accidental ingestion.
Here are some guidelines, courtesy of the American Academy of Family Physicians:
- Work with your doctor and family members to create a clear, detailed emergency action plan. Always carry it with you.
- Designate a trusted third party as an emergency contact.
- At all times, carry emergency medications recommended by your doctor, which may include an epinephrine pen and an antihistamine.
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