- Recognize the signs and symptoms of an acute allergic reaction
- List the causes and signs of Stevens Johnson’s Syndrome
- Differentiate and explain an anaphylactic reaction from an allergic reaction
- Differentiate the symptoms of an intolerance versus an allergy
- Propose the initial management of an acute anaphylactic reaction
- List the basic medications used to treat a simple allergic reaction
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of an environmental or seasonal allergy
- Counsel a patient on the non-pharmacological strategies for management of allergies
- List the potential complications of environmental/seasonal allergies
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Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN)
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What is Food Intolerance
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