Looking to lead a stronger, healthier life?
Sign up for our Wellness Wire newsletter for all sorts of nutrition, fitness, and wellness wisdom.

Now we’re in this together.
Thanks for subscribing and having us along on your health and wellness journey.

See all Healthline's newsletters »

Managing Severe Allergies

People prone to extreme allergic events need to be prepared. If you or your child suffers from one or more serious allergies, your first line of defense is to avoid the cause of the allergy. Of course, this isn’t always possible. It is critical to learn how recognize the symptoms of an allergic reaction, understand how and when to use emergency epinephrine, and develop an action plan that you can share with friends and family in case a severe reaction occurs.