This is when trees and flowers bloom, children want to play outside but the pollen count could be high potential cause for allergy. Allergies are in the Forms of sneezing, itchy nose, itchy eyes, cough, asthma, cold, and rash on skin and scalp (small itchy pimples all over)
(Applicable in Spring, Summer & Fall)
Symptoms vary from local reactions of pain, redness at the sting site, and formation of a wheal (raised bump usually pale in color). Localized itching is common and redness in the first 24 hours can become large. These reactions are initially scary promoting people to seek medical attention.
Systemic severe reactions can occur in a few minutes to one hour, which are difficulty breathing, & chest pain. This can be fatal, & needs immediate medical care. If initial signs and symptoms occur of systemic reactions, epinephrine should be administered – Epipen dose as prescribed by your doctor.
Questions have been posed about the Epipen use: Should children on boy-scout outings have them if they have never had an allergic reaction? Yes, we do not know and cannot predict allergic reactions, specifically anaphylactic reactions. All scout leaders and adults should have at least one in their medical kit before trips to the outdoors. These can be prescribed by your healthcare provider. The ABCs – Airway, Breathing, and Circulation – must be adhered to in that order in treatment.
If the reaction is not severe,
Contact Dermatitis –Poison Ivy, etc.
– See “Fall Advisory”