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Can You Use a Frozen
It’s an easy mistake, leaving your epinephrine pen in the car overnight. But can you use a frozen epinephrine pen?
Rush venom immunotherapy is a treatment that can quickly reduce the risk of systemic sting allergic reactions.
- Venom immunotherapy is up to 98% effective in preventing systemic allergic reactions.
- 16 million Americans are living with a potentially life-threatening bee sting allergy.
- Between 5% and 7.5% of Americans are hypersensitive to insect stings.
- 220,000 ER visits occur each year for bee sting allergy-related anaphylaxis.
- 60 deaths per year are directly related to severe bee sting reactions.
- 70% of allergy patients fail to carry their epinephrine consistently.
- 55% of insect sting patients fail to correctly demonstrate epinephrine pen administration.
We believe in the same mission as @beeawareallergy. Bee sting allergies should be taken seriously—always. Being prepared for a sting is essential… and so is creating a preventative care plan!
In colder months, it’s easy to leave epinephrine pens at home. But don’t make this mistake! Continue being cautious and building the habit of taking your epinephrine wherever you go. You’ll be glad you stuck with it in the spring.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind during the cold winter months! 1. Keep epinephrine between 68-77°. 2. Don’t stop carrying epinephrine with you.
3. Continue going to your immunotherapy appointments.
If you’ve experienced any concerning symptoms after a bee sting, it’s time to talk to an allergist! Don’t wait until spring. Be preventative now. #beeaware #beestingallergy
Bee sting allergies aren’t uncommon! In fact, roughly 7% Americans are hypersensitive to bee and wasp stings. If you think you or a loved one is allergic to bees, contact us today.
Always take signs of an allergic reaction seriously. If you or a loved one experience trouble breathing, intense swelling, abdominal pain, or dizziness after a bee sting, don’t hesitate. Seek emergency medical care. #beeaware #beestingallergy