Brothers & Sisters

Has your brother or sister had an anaphylactic reaction?
When your brother or sister suffered a severe allergic reaction it must have been a scary experience for you too. You may have even had to go to hospital with them and wait around whilst they were being treated.

Your family have probably been very worried about your brother or sister and it may seem like they are always worrying about them whenever they go out or eat something. But you should remember this does not mean that your brother or sister is the favourite or that your family care more about them than you. It’s just because your family have to be very careful to make sure your brother or sister avoid whatever caused the anaphylactic reaction so that it doesn’t happen again.

If you’re feeling left out or worried about your brother or sister, speak to your parents or another family member so that they know how you are feeling. There is lots of information for you on this site about anaphylaxis and Jext® - this is the medicine that your brother or sister has been given.

Also, why not speak to your brother or sister and make sure that they are OK, it would have been a scary experience for them and they might like to talk to you about it. Remember, your parents and family care about you just as much as they care about your brother or sister but it’s just that they may be worried about them being ill again so are doing everything they can to make sure that it doesn’t happen again.