Nurses Urges Parents to Act Quickly During Severe Allergic Reactions

St. Louis, MO (KMOX) – Experts say children who suffer life-threatening allergic reactions aren’t being treated quickly enough.

Karol Timmons with the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners tells KMOX children should be given epinephrine first — not an antihistimine — if their symptoms progress rapidly.   Symptoms of a severe reaction — called anaphylaxis — can include hives, trouble breathing, vomiting, and fainting.
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