Allergic Reaction (cont.)
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Prevention of Allergic Reactions
Most people learn to recognize their allergy triggers; they also learn how to avoid them.
An allergy specialist (allergist) may be able to help identify someone's triggers. Several different types of allergy tests are used to identify triggers.
People with a history of serious or anaphylactic reactions may be prescribed an auto-injector, sometimes called a bee-sting kit. This contains a premeasured dose of epinephrine (EpiPen and Auvi-Q are some brand names). They carry this with them and inject themselves with medication immediately if they are exposed to a substance that causes them to have a severe allergic reaction.
There is some evidence that breastfed infants are less likely to have allergies than bottle-fed infants.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/28/2015
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