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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:06 am 

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Parents need more education on symptoms, risks of anaphylaxis in children with egg allergy

In a study of children with egg allergies, parents underestimated symptoms of anaphylaxis, according to findings presented here during the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 2012 Annual Meeting.

These findings suggest additional educational efforts in parents of children with egg allergies are needed to improve identification of anaphylaxis, and identify risk factors that may pre-dispose misidentification.

The key message for both allergists and pediatricians is to be aware that patients misperceive how severe their egg allergy is, which can lead to potentially dangerous consequences. When treating our allergic patients, we need to make sure that we address such issues, and provide rigorous counseling on how to manage anaphylaxis and use self-injecting epinephrine,” Greenhawt told Infectious Diseases in Children.

“One particularly disturbing finding was that epinephrine was not frequently administered for reactions in which the symptoms clearly were consistent with anaphylaxis, and that needs to be improved upon immediately. We are not the first group to report such a finding, and we have to do a better job at educating parents and treating physicians about promptly recognizing and appropriately treating anaphylaxis.”


PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:09 am 
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:thumbsup Now, maybe they can start doing something about it!

Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy and green beans) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: Oral Allergy Syndrome, Allergic to Birch trees

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