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TORONTO – A new study suggests about 15 per cent of children who have a severe allergic reaction that involves anaphylaxis can actually have a second reaction hours after the first. It warns that doctors and parents should be on the lookout for this type of two-stage or biphasic anaphylactic reaction. Some predictors of who might develop biphasic anaphylaxis include children aged six to nine, children who needed more than one dose of epinephrine to control their reaction and children who were delayed in getting treatment initially. Read more here:  

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Would you be able to recognize it if someone you knew had an anaphylaxis attack? Would you know how to help them? The signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis may be similar to the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction, but they are more pronounced: swelling of the lips, face, neck, ears, and/or hands. Do you know any other signs or symptoms? They should be carrying their medication (such as an Epipen) with them. In Ontario, unless you are specifically trained, only they are allowed to administer their medication. To learn more take a Canadian Red Cross First Aid course....

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