First aid

Updated 16 January 2015

Preventing anaphylaxis

To prevent anaphylaxis you should avoid exposure to the allergen.


Avoid exposure to known allergens.

Individuals who have a history of allergy to insect stings should carry an emergency kit consisting of injectable epinephrine and an antihistamine. Consider wearing a Medic-Alert or similar bracelet or necklace stating serious allergies.

Updated by Dr H Steinman, June 2007


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