epinephrine auto-injector Related Diseases & Conditions

Medications are used to manage a variety of conditions. Our doctors have compiled a list of ailments that the medication epinephrine auto-injector may be used to treat or manage.

  • Hives (Urticaria & Angioedema) Hives, also called urticaria, is a raised, itchy area of skin that is usually a sign of an allergic reaction. The allergy may be...learn more »
  • Bee and Wasp Sting Bees, wasps, and fire ants are related insects that belong to the Hymenoptera order. There are thousands of species of wasps...learn more »
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    Bee and Wasp Sting Article
    • Bee and wasp sting facts
    • Insect stings overview
    • What are the types of wasps?
    • What are the types of bees?
    • What are causes of bee and wasp stings?
    • What are the symptoms of a bee or wasp sting?
    • When should I call a doctor about a bee or wasp sting?
    • How is a bee or wasp sting diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for a bee or wasp sting?
    • What are the complications of a bee or wasp sting?
    • How can I prevent a bee or wasp sting?
  • Shock (Medical) Medical shock is a life-threatening medical condition. There are several types of medical shock, septic shock, anaphylactic...learn more »
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    Shock (Medical) Article
    • Shock facts
    • What is shock?
    • What are the types of shock?
    • What are the causes of shock?
    • What are the symptoms of shock?
    • When should I seek medical care for shock?
    • What is the treatment for shock?
    • Can shock be prevented?
    • What is the outlook for shock?
  • Anaphylaxis Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that affects a number of different areas of the body at one time, and can be fatal....learn more »
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    Anaphylaxis Article
    • Anaphylaxis facts
    • What is anaphylaxis?
    • What is the history of anaphylaxis?
    • What are common causes of anaphylaxis?
    • What are anaphylaxis symptoms and signs?
    • Are there any disorders that appear similar to anaphylaxis?
    • How is anaphylaxis diagnosed?
    • Recommendations after an initial episode of anaphylaxis
    • What are emergency measures used in the treatment of anaphylaxis?
    • What is the treatment for anaphylaxis?
    • Is it possible to prevent anaphylaxis?
    • What is the prognosis of anaphylaxis?
  • Food Allergy The most common food allergies are to eggs, nuts, milk, peanuts, fish, shellfish, strawberries and tomatoes. Symptoms and signs...learn more »
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    Food Allergy Article
    • Food allergy facts
    • What is a food allergy?
    • What causes allergic reactions to food?
    • What are food allergy symptoms and signs?
    • What are food allergy risk factors?
    • Do infants and children have problems with food allergy?
    • What are the most common food allergies?
    • What is cross-reactivity?
    • What is oral allergy syndrome?
    • What is exercise-induced food allergy?
    • What conditions have mistakenly been attributed to food allergy?
    • What conditions mimic food allergy?
    • How is food allergy diagnosed? What tests are used to diagnose food allergies?
    • What is the treatment for a food allergy?
    • Are allergy shots effective in preventing or decreasing food allergy?
    • What is the prognosis (outlook) for food allergy?
  • Bug Bites and Stings Bug bites and stings have been known to transmit insect-borne illnesses such as West Nile virus, Rocky Mountain spotted fever,...learn more »
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    Bug Bites and Stings Article
    • Bug bites and stings facts*
    • Bug bites and stings introduction
    • What can I do to keep insects away?
    • What's the proper way to use insect repellent?
    • What's the best way to remove a bee stinger?
    • What should I do if I find a tick on me or my child?
    • What can be done for itching and pain from bites and stings?
    • When is medical attention needed?
    • Where can I find more information on bug bites and stings?
  • Lung Anatomy The lungs are primarily responsible for the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between the air we breathe and the blood....learn more »
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    Lung Anatomy Article
    • Human lung anatomy facts
    • What does breathing accomplish?
    • What are the lungs?
    • What is the structure of the respiratory system?
    • How is air moved into and out of the lungs during respiration?
    • How does gas exchange occur?
    • What are other important events during the breathing cycle?
  • Are Hives (Urticaria) Contagious? Hives are not contagious are triggered by an allergic response to a substance. Symptoms and signs of hives include a raised,...learn more »
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    Are Hives (Urticaria) Contagious? Article
    • Are hives (urticaria) contagious?
    • How long will it be before someone knows if he or she is going to get hives?
    • When will someone no longer get hives?
    • How do hives spread?
    • When should someone seek medical care for hives?
  • Peanut Allergy About 1% to 2% of people in the U.S. have a peanut allergy. Symptoms and signs of a peanut allergy include rash, hives, redness,...learn more »
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    Peanut Allergy Article
    • Peanut allergy facts
    • What is a peanut allergy?
    • How common is a peanut allergy?
    • Why is peanut allergy increasing and what are risk factors for a peanut allergy?
    • What are peanut allergy symptoms and signs? How do physicians diagnose a peanut allergy?
    • How are peanut allergies managed? What is the treatment for a peanut allergy?
    • Can a peanut allergy be cured or outgrown?
  • Drug Allergy Drug allergies are cause when the immune system mistakenly creates an immune response to a medication. Symptoms of a drug...learn more »
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    Drug Allergy Article
    • What is a drug allergy?
    • What are the symptoms of drug allergy?
    • What drugs are people most allergic to?
    • How is a drug allergy diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for a drug allergy?
    • What should I do if I have an allergic reaction to a drug?