Food Allergies

What is the treatment for an allergic reaction to a food?

Mild symptoms, such as a few hives or an itchy mouth, can be treated with an antihistamine. Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction are treated with epinephrine and require immediate medical attention.

It is important that all adults and children with food allergies have an epinephrine auto-injector to use in case of an allergic reaction to a food. It is also important for children to have an epinephrine auto-injector and a food anaphylaxis plan at school.