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Category: Allergy

Allergy related topics

Every child with an Adrenaline Auto injector (like Epipen), should have an ‘Allergy Action Plan’. 

http://www.bsaci.org/about/download-paediatric-allergy-action-plans Also join the Anaphylaxis Campaign at  https://www.anaphylaxis.org.uk/ https://www.allergyuk.org/information-and-advice/conditions-and-symptoms/33-anaphylaxis-and-severe-allergic-reaction The needle of Epipen (or Jext or Emerade) has to be inserted and held in the muscle for 10 seconds to deliver the drug.  

Safety of steroid creams / ointments

Many children suffer with Eczema, which can be mild, moderate or severe. Most cases can be managed by liberal use of moisturisers (Emollients) and avoidance of irritants like soap, bubble bath etc. Severe cases or flare up of eczema, needs steroid creams.