Bringing food allergy management and awareness to your community

Antihistamine Reliance

Many people have the inaccurate perception that antihistamines like Benadryl are an important treatment for a severe allergic reaction.


Teach that epinephrine is the treatment of choice for anaphylaxis. Delays in the administration of epinephrine are associated with an increased risk of death. Antihistamines are slow to work and don’t prevent or stop anaphylaxis. Antihistamines do not treat life threatening symptoms.


Food Allergy Myth vs. Fact: Anaphylaxis
Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis in School: What School Staff Need to Know
FARE Emergency Care Plan
Food Allergy Management and Education (FAME) Manual & Tool-Kit

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