Recognize the symptoms that might occur.
Anaphylaxis is a potentially life‑threatening reaction that can occur within seconds of exposure to cold. It is important to know that Epinephrine is the only approved first line of treatment for Anaphylaxis. Anytime Anaphylaxis is recognized, the individual should immediately have Epinephrine administered and follow up with either the physician or at an emergency room. It is often difficult to rationalize when the right time is to use an auto-injector. The severity of symptoms is not always obvious. Some doctors recommending using the rule of thumb that when three or more body systems are affected, it is time to administer a dose of Epinephrine. Talk to your doctor about what is right for you.
Body systems affected and recognized symptoms.
Link to external websites for further research:
Vero doctor publishes life-saving anaphylaxis research
Injectable Epinephrine: An Epidemic of Misuse
Epi-pen Zero Co-Pay
Anaphylactic reactions can have rebound effect