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Conventional Treatment of Anaphylaxis
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Conventional treatment of anaphylaxis

Conventional treatment of anaphylaxis consist of medication to stem the allergic reaction and advice on how to avoid the allergen in future:



Medical alert bracelet

People who may be at risk of anaphylaxis need to wear a medical alert bracelet (chain or necklace), which can alert emergency medical staff and doctors that you are at risk for anaphylaxis.

Emergency medical kit

People who may be at risk for anaphylaxis may need to have an emergency medical kit which contains medicine to counteract your allergic reaction. The kit usually contains epinephrine that you inject into your arm or leg (or have a friend inject). Sometimes your doctor will also prescribe an anti-histamine to keep in the kit too. Your doctor will prescribe the dose of the medicine and show you how to use it - but always ensure your family, friends and co-workers also know how to use it too.


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  Last reviewed: 18 November 2007 || Last updated: 12 March 2009


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Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.


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