My face and arms are whelp ed all up by sumac, poison ivy . Can I use my epipen for treatment ? I need a huge steroid shot.
I would definitely suggest not to do this. U use an epipen only when u feel your throat feels like it's closing in and u cannot breathe. My son accidentally injected himself (thought it was his practice pen) and it sped up his pulse and scared him to death. There is some type of paste u can mix from ovt meds but I can't remember them. Google paste u can mix for whelps and itching from poison sumac.
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