HOW TO MAKE
THE MOST OF YOUR CHILD’S NEXT ALLERGIST APPOINTMENT
Start With Some Questions About Peanut Allergy
Your allergist is a trusted partner when it comes to peanut allergy—so make sure to schedule an appointment and ask questions! Before your next appointment, it may be helpful to have some questions ready. That way, you can get the information you need to stay informed on peanut allergy.
Here’s Some Ideas On What To Ask:
- How much peanut can actually cause an allergic reaction?
- Are there any factors that can increase my child’s risk for a reaction?
- If my child had a mild reaction last time, will the next one be severe?
- When should I use an antihistamine or epinephrine auto-injector?
- How do I help others become better co-protectors of my child with peanut allergy?
IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE, HERE’S
WHERE TO LOOK:
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