Who’s at risk?
Anyone who has experienced an allergic reaction in the past is at higher risk of having a severe allergic reaction in the future. The risk is also higher for people who have asthma, as well as those who have allergies specific to food products.
You are not alone. It is estimated that as many as 4% of Canadians have food allergies.
Severe reactions are likely to recur.
Medical researchers found that the vast majority of people who reported having a severe allergic reaction had previously experienced at least one severe reaction.
If you’ve ever experienced a severe allergic reaction, it’s important that you have easy access to an EpiPen® Auto-Injector wherever you go.
Severe allergic reactions are unpredictable.
The severity of previous reactions cannot predict the severity of future reactions. So future reactions can be the same, better or worse than a previous reaction. Among people who died as a result of either a food or insect allergy, approximately only 1 out of 5 had ever experienced a severe allergic reaction.
Help reduce your risk of a severe allergic reaction by avoiding your allergy triggers and carrying EpiPen® at all times.