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What to Do if My Child Has an Allergic Reaction? (VIDEO)

May 2009

If I Had — An Allergic Reaction

Insider Medicine interviews Dr. Robert Wood, MD

Dr. Robert Wood, Pediatric Allergist and Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, and author of Food Allergies For Dummies, shares his thoughts on the detection and treatment of severe allergic reactions with Insider Medicine.

Watch this video to learn the answers to these questions:
  • At what age does a child typically have his first allergic reaction to peanuts?
  • If my child has an allergic reaction what should I do?
  • Before visiting the emergency room, should I take any medications?
  • What should I expect to happen at the emergency room?
  • What is epinephrine?
  • How is definitive diagnosis made?

If I Had - An Allergic Reaction - Dr. Robert Wood, MD

Approved by KFA Medical Advisory Team January 2009.

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