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Posted By : Bethanyr0 - 7/21/2017 6:32 PM
Hi everyone. I am in confusion on when to use my epi pen. My allergist nurse says to use it when ever I get any swelling my my throat, tongue, or face at all. I've used it 3 times in the past 5 weeks and the ER said to only take it if it is major swelling or of my oxygen levels are super low (I have a pulse ox). I am set off by pollen. My tongue may feel a little bigger and my throats will get a bit swollen and my face will get a bit puffy, but my oxygen levels are fine. An example, by neighbor just started mowing and my tongue and throats feel a bit tight, though my oxygen level is 95-99.

When should I use the epi?

Posted By : straydog - 7/22/2017 10:49 AM
Bethany, I suggest that you go www.epipen.com. It gives a pretty detailed explanation about when to use one. Since your descriptions above are with maybe my tongue, maybe my throat is a bit swollen, but oxygen is good, it does not sound like you are in real danger. You don't seem to be clearly having issues because you describe it as maybe. But again I am not a dr.. Check out the website & perhaps you will have a better understanding.

Take care.
Susie
Moderator in Chronic Pain & Psoriasis Forums

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