Health Tip: Create an Emergency Plan for Deadly Allergy Reaction

(HealthDay News) -- An anaphylaxis emergency plan is key to protecting your child against a deadly allergic reaction -- especially at school when you're not around.

Here's what the plan should include, courtesy of the American Academy of Pediatrics:

  • A simple explanation of symptoms that indicate a serious allergic reaction.
  • Guidance on when to use epinephrine. Used properly and when appropriate, it can save a life.
  • Customize the plan to your child's allergies, as well to the school and local laws that could apply.
  • The plan should be easy to understand for anyone who cares for your child.

    Keep copies of the plan at your child's school, daycare and after-school care facility.

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