How to Prevent a Reaction
Food Allergy eTraining Slide 13

In order to prevent severe allergic reactions individuals should do the following:

  • Strictly avoid known food allergens
  • Be able to recognize and manage allergic reactions to food early.
  • Read food labels prior to consumption. Food labels help allergic consumers to identify offending foods or ingredients so they can more easily avoid them.
  • Promptly administer epinephrine by autoinjector (e.g., Epi-pen) during early symptoms of anaphylaxis (“Food allergies: What,” 2010).
  • AND have an action plan to help guide food allergy management.


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