s2kfire wrote:Epi solves a multitude of histamine release side effects. An antihistamine simply prevents further histamine release buying your body time to cope with the already released histamine. Epi is a bronchodilator, solves swelling and anaphylactic shock caused by vascular leakage. It is the more aggressive treatment.
s2kfire wrote: My hiking kit is just some bandaids, benadryl, ibuprofen, 1 kerlix, aspirin, if I had EPI I would carry some.
s2kfire wrote:They work in conjuction with eachother. I am not saying benadryl is useless in all circumstances. For an allergic reaction it is perfect. However, for an anyphalactic reaction it is basically useless. And no I currently don't have epi, you caught me. For me, it wouldn't be a big deal to get some since I have had a semi severe allergic reaction in the recent past. and have family history of severe allergy. Luckily when I had my incident I wasn't far out. I had taken an anti-histamine (not benadryl) about 45 min prior and it worked for a good while but was shortly overpowered by the ammount of pollen in the air. I never had any airway issues during the even and 50mg of benadryl did the trick at stopping it from getting much worse but it took a full day for the hives and swelling to go away. The ER prescribed me some prednisone and that was pretty much it. I am not gonna lie epi is a little scary to have to result to and is a last result but I would hate to not have it when you are really far from civilization. I am not advocating untrained people go around jamming epi into every person with itchy eye's believe me. Just for myself in my personal kit, I would like to have some.
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