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In a severe allergy attack, patients may need
to take medication fast — and improper medication use could slow this process. Many patients
may need more education on how to use their medications properly. I’m Miranda Savioli
with your latest health news. A new study found most patients didn’t use
epinephrine auto-injectors and inhalers properly. The patients made common errors such as not
leaving the injector in place long enough or not pushing hard enough to trigger the
injection. The authors suggested doctors use repeated verbal and visual instructions, as
well as demonstrations, to help more patients correctly use these devices. Before leaving the doctor’s office, make sure
you are clear on all treatment directions.

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