People can be allergic to all sorts of things: foods, medications, bee stings, animal fur or dander, elements of nature like pollen, and products or ingredients found in personal care and cosmetic items. Reactions also may vary, triggering anything from a slight skin irritation or sniffles to full-blown, potentially fatal anaphylactic shock.
The best way to avoid allergies is to avoid the trigger. If someone in your family has an allergy, it is essential that everyone in the family be aware in order to avoid accidental exposure. Others may need to know about these allergies, too: your children's teachers and friends, your spouse's co-workers, visiting relatives, or babysitters or other caretakers who visit your home.
Taking a few moments to record the details of your family's allergies could help to prevent exposure in the first place. And in the event of accidental exposure, it is important to have certain details on hand - for instance, how to recognize symptoms of exposure, doctor's contact info, and interventions to take when exposed. You should also have a list of medications each family member is currently taking and instructions for administering them.
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