Re: Crazy, overly paranoid question about EpiPen
Ah okay! I kept thinking well how on earth would I know if they were going to have a fatal reaction...lol...I didn't realize that the first reaction tends to be mild but the precursor.
Originally Posted by fish3737
So it wouldn't be the first time there was an exposure. Allergies are a reaction to something you have been exposed to first. That is why if your kid has a minor reaction to something you need to be really aware because that could just be the precursor to something major.
That said - I always keep (for myself) Benedryl tablets. My friend who is an ER nurse told me if you ever have a bad allergic reaction chew up a couple tablets - it will get into your system really fast.
I am kind of allergy phobic. My sister fed my DS peanut butter the first couple times because I was afraid.
I have had a couple allergic reactions to things and still deal with PTSD from the experiences. I hope my kids don't have the same issues - allergy or mental health.
I'll do the benadryl tablets for sure. Thanks!!!
I'm kind of a phobic about this too just because bad allergies run in the family!
Sometimes the grass is greener on the other side!