(HealthDay News) — To prevent allergic reactions — from latex to pollen — having an allergy management plan is essential, says the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

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The AAFA asks people to:

  • Avoid contact with allergens.
  • Take medicines as prescribed.
  • Keep epinephrine with you if you are at risk for anaphylaxis.
  • Keep a diary to track what causes or worsens symptoms.

If you or a loved one has a severe allergic reaction, call 911 immediately.

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