Be Ready to Treat an Allergic Reaction
Even at home it’s good to have a plan, so everyone is prepared if there is a reaction. An Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan can be shared with extended family, housemates, babysitters or anyone else who comes into your home.
- All family members and caregivers should know how and when to use an epinephrine auto-injector.
- Have up-to-date auto-injectors and know where to find them.
- Keep your auto-injectors and any other medications recommended by your doctor handy. Make sure they are out of reach of young children and that family members know where they are kept.
- Review and understand what to do in an emergency.
- Post a copy of your emergency plan, including the phone number of your local emergency services.
- Good resource - Take free 30-minute online AllergyAware.ca course for the community. It’s perfect for family and friends.