• How to use an epipen

    How to use an epipen

    1. Remove auto injector from protective case. 2. Firmly grasp the auto injector in your fist with thumbs in. 3. Remove the blue safety cap. 4. Place the orange tip of the auto injector against the outer aspect of the thigh. The injector can be used directly through clothing. 5. With a quick motion, swing

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  • HOUSE DUST AND DUST MITE AVOIDANCE

    HOUSE DUST AND DUST MITE AVOIDANCE

    What is a house dust allergy? House dust allergy is sensitivity to a mixture of substances including waste particles from dust mites. Other component substances can include mold spores, insect debris including cockroaches, bacterial toxins and animal dander. What are dust mites? Dust mites are microscopic creatures that live off tiny flakes of human skin

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  • Food Families

    Food Families

    FOOD FAMILIES This list indicates botanical relationships of several foods. Allergic cross reaction within families can occur but is unpredictable, with some groups more likely cross reactive than others. Allergy skin or blood tests help guide what needs to be avoided. APPLE FAMILY: Apple, pear and quince. ASTER FAMILY (composite): Lettuce is most common. Others

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  • FOOD ALLERGY

    FOOD ALLERGY

    What is a food allergy? Food allergy is an immune reaction between small proteins in foods, interacting with sensitized cells in the gastrointestinal tract. These very specific reactions may result in mouth or throat swelling, nausea and/or vomiting, diarrhea, wheezing, hives, or generalized itching. A more severe response is referred to as anaphylaxis, which can

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