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Myth vs Fact

Myth vs Fact: Ordering at RestaurantsMyth vs Fact: Ordering at Restaurants

FACT: When ordering at a restaurant it is important to communicate clearly about a food allergy every time.

Myth vs Fact: May Contains StatementsMyth vs Fact: May Contains Statements

FACT: It is safest to avoid foods with advisory statements for your food allergens.

Myth vs Fact: Epinephrine NeedleMyth vs Fact: Epinephrine Needle

FACT: Auto-injector needles are shorter than the width of a dime.

Myth vs Fact: Epinephrine as First Treatment of AnaphylaxisMyth vs Fact: Epinephrine as First Treatment of Anaphylaxis

FACT: Epinephrine is the treatment of choice for anaphylaxis.

Myth vs Fact: Calling an AmbulanceMyth 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 TestsMyth 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 SymptomsMyth vs Fact: Anaphylaxis & Skin Symptoms

FACT: 10 to 20% of anaphylactic reactions have no skin symptoms.


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