Do you carry more than one dose of epinephrine in the event of an allergic reaction?
A recent study shows certain risk factors associated with the need for more than one dose. One surprise...a history of asthma does not appear to be one of those risk factors.
People requiring more than one dose tend to be younger and tend to present with wheezing, cyanosis (bluish/purplish tinge to the skin), arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms), nausea, vomiting and shock. Those who present with hives are less likely to require a second dose.
Check out the full abstract and think about whether more than one dose of epinephrine is right for you or your child.