Monday, July 12, 2010

The "Danger" of Epipen

Epipens are great! They can be a life saver!  BUT, they only buy patients about 20 minutes of time. And then guess what? That's right!—the wheezing, throat edema, tongue swelling, and chest tightness comes right back again (but this time without an Epipen).

Over the years, I have made it a habit to warn all my patients who carry an Epipen, "If you ever need to use it, GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM RIGHT AWAY. If you don't, you will be up a creek without an Epipen."


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