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SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTIONS

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CHILDREN MAY EXPERIENCE DELAYED ALLERGIC REACTIONS UP TO 2 HOURS AFTER FOOD INGESTION, BEE STING, ETC.

 

**GIVE EPIPEN IMMEDIATELY IF ordered by MD and THE ALLERGEN WAS DEFINITELY EATEN OR KNOWN EXPOSURE, EVEN IF NO SYMPTOMS**

 

SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTION symptoms which may include:
LUNGS:
Short of breath, wheezing, constant cough

 
HEART:
Pale, blueness around mouth or eyes

 
SKIN:
Hives ALL
over body, swelling
of face and/or neck

 
GUT:

Repetitive vomiting
or severe diarrhea


 
THROAT:
Tight, hoarse, trouble swallowing

 
MOUTH:
Significant swelling of the tongue and / or lips
 
OTHER:
Feeling something bad is about to happen, confusion, loss of consciousness
OR:
COMBINATION OF MILD OR SEVERE SYMPTONS FROM DIFFERENCT PARTS OF THE BODY

 

1. CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY.

2. Contact School Office/School Nurse and send for immediate help. (EPI-PEN/ CPR/First Aid).

3. Trained personnel should GIVE STOCK EPI-PEN OR EPI-PEN prescribed by primary care provider.

4. Principal/Designee notifies parent/guardian.

5. Monitor and remain with student. Provide emergency care until 911 arrives.

6. Move individual only for safety reasons.

 

Mild Allergic Reaction symptoms which may include:
NOSE:
itchy, sneezing, sudden runny nose
MOUTH:
itchy mouth
SKIN:
A few hives or rash in one area,
mild itch
GUT:
Mild nausea /discomfort

1. Notify School Nurse/ School Office.

2. School Nurse or Trained Personnel give STOCK oral generic antihistamine (BENEDRYL) or if (BENEDRYL) prescribed by primary care provider.

3. Principal/ Designee notifies parent/guardian.

4. Observe for symptoms of severe allergic reaction.

 

NEVER LEAVE STUDENT ALONE