Anaphylaxis, or a severe allergic reaction, is the stuff parents’ nightmares are made of. Seeing someone experience an anaphylactic reaction can be scary, but Dr. Tim Dribin advises that by staying prepared and knowing what to look for, you could save the life of someone experiencing this type of reaction.
Today on the Young & Healthy podcast, we talk to Dr. Dribin, a pediatric emergency medicine specialist, and anaphylaxis expert. He and our host Kate Setter discuss myths and misunderstandings about anaphylaxis, the common triggers of anaphylactic reactions, symptoms to be aware of, and the importance of seeing an allergist. They also talk extensively about epinephrine injectors, commonly known as EpiPens, which are the first line of defense for a severe allergic reaction and a necessary prescription to have on hand for kids who have allergies. Be sure to check out the chapter markers to navigate to specific points of the episode.