Editor: V. Dimov, M.D., Allergist/Immunologist and Assistant Professor at University of Chicago

Information For Patients

How to use Auvi-Q or EpiPen (video)
Action plan for anaphylaxis
Allergy Testing
Allergic Reactions
Anaphylaxis Checklist
Are you food allergy aware - Ana & Phil Axis (PDF)

What to expect when visiting an allergy clinic

Current allergy skin tests are virtually painless. This video by Dr. Bassett, a board-certified allergist from New York City, shows what to expect when visiting an allergy clinic for diagnosis and treatment:

Information For Doctors

Anaphylaxis: Teaching Cases

Anaphylactic Shock Due to Bee Sting
Anaphylactic reaction to subcutaneous immunotherapy: what to do?
Anaphylactoid Reaction to Intravenous Contrast
Large Skin Reaction to Insect Bites and Stings: Is it Dangerous and What to Do?
How to Diagnose Latex Allergy
How to manage indolent systemic mastocytosis (ISM)?

Related Reading

Idiopathic anaphylaxis
Anaphylaxis: Brief Review
Mind Maps: Anaphylaxis
Simplified algorithm for the acute management of anaphylaxis. Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2011 7(Suppl 1):S6.
Mnemonics: Anaphylaxis
Anaphylaxis guidelines by World Allergy Organization. JACI, 2011.
Anaphylaxis Australia
Anaphylaxis - UK NICE guidelines
Blog articles from AllergyNotes

Epinephrine (adrenaline) is the first-line the treatment of anaphylaxis. Adult intramuscular dose is 0.3 to 0.5 ml of 1:1,000 concentration. This should be given in the lateral aspect of the thigh by intramuscular injection. The dose can be repeated every 5 to 15 minutes, depending upon the response, for 3-4 doses. The same is true for children except the dose is 0.01 mg per kg (AAAAI Ask the Expert, 2012).

Image source: Bee, Wikipedia, GNU Free Documentation License.

Published: 07/01/2007
Updated: 05/15/2014

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