New Recommendations Come as Patients Suffering Severe Allergic Reactions Fear Visiting Emergency Departments

Revised Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The standard recommendation to treat an anaphylaxis emergency is administer epinephrine promptly in the reaction, and call 9-1-1 to have an ambulance take you to the emergency department.

A  modified anaphylaxis emergency care plan is now offered for patients and families to consider given Coronavirus (COVID-19) risks and concerns.

Dr. Thomas Casale, an allergist and chief medical adviser for operations of the non-profit FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education), stated “an anaphylactic event is very serious, at-home care is possible in many situations so long as extra precautions are taken on behalf of both patients and caregivers.” Read more from Dr. Casale and FARE.

Patients with history of severe anaphylaxis such as those who have been intubated and ventilated, or had reactions treated with more than two doses of epinephrine should follow their routine anaphylaxis plan and activate emergency services immediately when anaphylaxis is recognized.  Click here to download the graphic.

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