Reaction to Food Home Care
Home care for food reactions includes:
- Avoid foods that cause food reactions.
- Ask about ingredients when eating out.
- Read food labels carefully.
- Take prescribed medications as directed.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Take a nonprescription antihistamine for allergic symptoms:
- Nonprescription medications for diarrhea:
- Nonprescription medications for vomiting:
- Carry an epinephrine syringe:
- Learn to use the syringe for severe allergic reactions.
- Wear an alert bracelet or tag that identifies your allergies.
Diphenhydramine Dosing Chart
|Age||Dose||Interval||Max Daily Dose|
|2-5 years||6.25 mg||4-6 hours||37.5 mg/day|
|6-11 years||12.5-25 mg||4-6 hours||150 mg/day|
|12 and older||25-50 mg||4-6 hours||300 mg/day|
Reaction to Food Warning Signs
Notify your doctor if you have a food reaction and any of the following:
Continue to Reaction to Food Prevention
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