Ten little bullets in my hand (10littlebullets) wrote in little_details,
Ten little bullets in my hand
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Peanut allergies as plot devices, w00t.

1. A character has passed out from blood loss. The wound has been bandaged and the bleeding stopped, but her fellow characters desperately need her awake, liek, now. Would the amount of epinephrine in an Epipen be sufficient to jolt her awake for a few minutes? Would this be a Bad Idea? Is there an easier way to get her to wake up quickly?
2. Since this is going to be an event-filled night, the character with the Epipen does not have time to stop home and get a spare. Which is bad news, because he ends up having a serious allergic reaction later on. Barring calling an ambulance [the police are after them] what's the best way to keep someone in anaphylactic shock from dying without an Epipen? It'd be possible for one of the other characters to run to the nearest drugstore and get some ephedra or antihistamines or something, but nearly impossible to administer them orally, since he'd be puking his guts up.
Tags: ~medicine: injuries (misc)
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