FACT: When ordering at a restaurant it is important to communicate clearly about a food allergy every time.Myth vs Fact: May Contains Statements
FACT: It is safest to avoid foods with advisory statements for your food allergens.Myth vs Fact: Epinephrine Needle
FACT: Auto-injector needles are shorter than the width of a dime.Myth vs Fact: Epinephrine as First Treatment of Anaphylaxis
FACT: Epinephrine is the treatment of choice for anaphylaxis.Myth vs Fact: Calling an Ambulance
FACT: Calling an ambulance is important because it was a serious enough reaction to need epinephrine and more treatment may be necessary.Myth vs Fact: Predicting Severity of Reactions with Allergy Tests
FACT: Specific IgE (RAST) testing cannot be used to predict the severity of an allergic reaction. There is no test that can make this prediction.Myth vs Fact: Anaphylaxis & Skin Symptoms
FACT: 10 to 20% of anaphylactic reactions have no skin symptoms.