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Wednesday, 13 January 2016
Dr Tom Marrs - Why do so few adolescents inject adrenaline for anaphylaxis?
Speaking at our Healthcare Professionals' Conference, Dr Tom Marrs, Clinical Lecturer and Allergy Specialist, explained the reasons behind so few young people injecting adrenaline for anaphylaxis.
Asides from the reluctance to carry Adrenaline Auto-Injectors (AAI), as noted in our TakeTheKit video, there is a big problem surrounding young people knowing whether to use their AAI and when to use it. Dr Marrs reccomends that allergy sufferers learn to recognise their symptoms rather than getting to the point of going into anaphylactic shock.
It is important that young allergy sufferers manage their own allergies and parents just monitor rather than direct.
Watch the talk here: