“If [children] have a history of systemic reaction, or if they have a history of hives or swelling, or they are allergic to foods or any medication, they should carry an EpiPen,” said Dr. Zevy Landman, an allergy immunologist with Florida Center for Allergy & Asthma Care in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
Training on when and how to use an EpiPen or any adrenaline device “is the most important thing,” Landman said.
“The school, the nurse, the parents should all be very familiar with how to use it,” Landman said. “The faster they use the EpiPen, the better the outcome. If they have a doubt that they need to use the EpiPen, don’t hesitate to use it. And right after using the EpiPen, they have to call 911.”