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  • Christopher Perry-Hardy

    My dad is in the army, and one time he went out into the field and he came back with his legs completely covered in ticks. This as I’m sure you’ve guessed gave him the allergy dr mike was referring to. However he later had a surgery on his gallbladder that somehow got rid of the allergy.( I don’t really know the logistics of it.)

  • Bean

    I live in maryland and my parents called the cdc before they really released any information about it. my mom became allergic to red meat after being bitten. it. was toootally fun.

  • Eleanor PM

    This was an amazing story with a great ending. Hearing stories like this brightens my day. You are this man's hero and you were there for a reason. And things happen for a reason. Thank god you were there on the same flight as this man. Keep it up Dr. I enjoy watching your videos. I learn a lot from you and knowledge is power.

  • Yousef Elhabashy

    I'm Egyptian and Egypt and Israel have had tensions between each other for decades, but I'm putting it all aside for Doctor Mike because I respect him and hope to be a neurosurgeon one day.

  • Sandy CP

    You were on Fox News, so I don’t believe your story because they’re only good at lying. Also I unsubscribed cuz you went to “Israel” Tel Aviv 😑

  • Darcy L

    I am really shocked that they don't have epipens on board and that flight attendants are trained to use them. My sister is allergic to EVERYTHING. So I got used to my mom always carrying one and she trained me on how to properly use one just in case, Sasha trained her boyfriend on how to use one and always carries one. You would think an airline would do the same.

  • Mini Kay

    So I recently just finished binge watching Chicago Med, and in one of the episodes an exact scenario is explained, in which the patient was bitten by a lone star tick, and was undergoing the allergic reactions as describes. The whole point to my comment was that, for once, I find it so strange that I know what a medical professional is talking about and I'm not just sitting here nodding my head pretending to understand loll

  • Michael Bankhead

    “Is there an MD on board?” See MA double positive, and the Dr. Mike wearing a large Jewish Star of David posted around his own throat. Dr. Mike clearly states he has no faith at all. This presumed anaphylactic shock across the Atlantic with the drummer, a presumed stranger, Matt Faraco, occurred right after I showed the letter I signed to Dr. Mike Vershavski in Inquiry about medical ethics to the New York Board of Medical Misconduct for misusing of encoded words with Dilshad Atwall, “you’re a genius”, “erogenous”. Probable logic leads me to believe Dr. Mike is utilizing social media to condescend and to avoid the potential $25000 illegal drug charges for transporting MD MA which have similar reactions in one having Anaphylactic Shock while crossing the Anlantic Ocean without a “t”.Decoding online social media and drug scandals. He used the situation to demonstrate his alpha social category because so many people on that flight and other flights would be subject to loss of license, and potential permanent illegal substance abuse and drug trafficking charges. Dr. Mike provides “zero proof”, “zero video footage from airline from anyone”, “zero second opinion”, and 1 hour of CPR. Read about the adverse reactions to MD and MA double positive.Is it a “fair echo”, I had been communicating to Mikhail since May 2019, during the Christian holiday, “Lent”, in which I sacrificed all social media, and my sex life, except I remained connected to he. Dr. Mike clearly states he was not raised religious. He did nothing with the Jewish Group, instead he rode around on a 4 Wheeler on the Holy Land, to intentional play “Game Of Thrones” with his New York Jewish Senator, Church Schumer. Perpetuating an honest future and positive honest role models who don’t abuse words, power, health, or other, is everyone’s job. Don’t let yourself be in doubt when something doesn’t seem congruent with truth. Don’t accept everything on social media or tv. If you let them, they will tell you exactly how much you are worth and how much you will pay them for theirs. I have no proof. Faraco is a drummer, ie, Doctor, you are Him. They have agreed to say this story as truth and it has been repeated as would the chemical composition of a new dietary supplement, but that does not mean it’s true

  • Ryan Ong

    Equipping every flight with epipens may cost, say, $2.5 million a year – but the cost of one passenger dying of allergies, even if they sue, is maybe about $5 million.

    Assuming one such incident every five years (and that’s quite a stretch), that’s $7.5 million in savings by not stocking the flights.

    Hard to justify the costs (barring the whole value-of-a-human-life thing, but this is a corporation we’re talking about).

  • DontAsk

    What a stressful thing to go through especially when you don’t have proper medical equipment and you don’t have proper medications working with what you have in an environment that is not meant to stabilize people is amazing you saved his life!!

  • Brit Sulfridge

    Doctor Mike, i work in a long term vent facility and all my patient's have had crics. Whether emergent or scheduled. Im very glad that a doctor can admit that they don't know a procedure right off!!

  • Suyasha Deshmukh

    I don't understand how people have guts to dislike his video….how on hell do there hands hit that unnecessary button….God! I hate when I see those dislike's….

  • Chris Thos. Ryther

    Uhhg…they should have asked for a paramedic or even an ACLS trained nurse. Glad you didn't cause a huge area of necrosis in his leg.
    Epi 1:1000, syringes and smaller needes are required and should have been in the airline's EMK. They have been on both occasions I've used them.
    https://www.ashp.org/news/2015/01/13/know_what_s_in_airplane_s_emergency_medical_kit__two_pharmacists_say

  • Angelina Melton

    Why why I’m eating a hamburger and I heard him talking about the tic and how’s it’s slowly creeping it’s way up north, UR SCARING NE MIKE

  • lynn2574

    When I was pregnant, I had severe anemia that required IV iron infusions. The first treatment, the nurse said the Dr ordered a ‘test dose’ – a 10 minute infusion that was just a fraction of the full treatment to make sure I tolerated it. She hooked it up and immediately got called away. Within a minute or two, I felt my throat getting itchy, then felt like I couldn’t get enough air…. then couldn’t breath. It was FAST. And terrifying. Luckily my husband was there screaming for help, and we were in a hospital. New allergies pop up. And how can you be prepared for something you don’t expect like that? Because of that experience (and several other medication allergies), I now keep an Epi pen on hand. Because I never want to experience that again. I’m so glad you were able to help Matt when he really needed it! But yes!!!! Epi Pens need to be on plains, trains, busses, ships, etc. Any place that maybe come stuck or isolated from emergency services.

  • Nick Widmer

    Well EMT's and paramedics are "trained Macgyers" why didn't you attempt Sub-Q at a 1:1000 solution shows how a doctor aren't the gods the people think they are. Com'on DR.. Mike Should you know what
    to do with an IO kit.

  • Tablet New

    Great adventure.
    Thanks for sharing it.
    It would be great if you could do a viewing of House S03E08 chapter called "Airborn".
    Thanks.

  • Linda Moulton

    I almost had security confiscate my EpiPen (which I carry for a Shellfish Allergy) once because of the needle :-/ Then they nearly refused to let me board because I said it was for a food allergy and they were worried I'd have a reaction to the food they served on the plane.

  • Lexi Hamm

    mike: ya so I fixed it but ya know, the real problem is lack of access to epi pens

    the real hero! explaining risks and concerns, as well as a first hand case study, but also, using his platform to describe an issue

  • 20COLTS13

    Kind of on the topic of weird or bizarre allergies, my brother has exercise induced anaphylaxis. If he exercises too soon after having a big meal, he’ll go into anaphylactic shock. We found that out the scary way

  • Sammy W

    I worked in Allergy/Immunology for 9 years. We do have EpiPens in the cabinet in case there's not enough time to draw up an epi injection but 99% of the time I draw up from the ampule like Dr. Mike did. It's the same med, concentration, etc but cheaper. 1 ampule holds 1mL. I draw up 2 syringes of 0.3mL or if it's a child 0.15mL. If I have a pt with oral symptoms, for example I hear them start clearing their throat or coughing, I'll ask how they're feeling (swelling? itchy? breathing?) look in their throat and no visible swelling but they describe throat discomfort. Usually 0.3mL is what I'll give (along with something by mouth, usually zyrtec, prednisone, depending on symptoms) and wait 10 minutes or so. If I already see swelling or they're having trouble breathing/speaking/swallowing (swelling down through airway) I go ahead and give 0.6mL. This is an emergent situation and the higher dose is warranted.

    HERE IS WHAT I WANT ALL MY PATIENTS TO KNOW. EpiPens come in a 2 pack for a reason. Do NOT separate them! Ex: Parents: Don't keep one at home and send one to school with your child. The whole pack goes to school and a whole pack stays at home. A lot of my patients that receive that first 0.3mL need a 2nd dose 10-15 minutes later. Along with further IV meds/fluids. The epinephrine's purpose to keep you alive until an ambulance can take you to the hospital and you can receive that additional support. If you only have 1 pen with you. That is valuable time lost holding off that reaction until you receive support. This is also why ALL patients are told that if you need to use your EpiPen you MUST IMMEDIATELY call for an ambulance. Do not try to drive yourself to the hospital or wait to call 911 because you feel better after receiving a dose. Sorry I'm a little aggro about this but I've found that a lot of physicians do not give their EpiPen patients this information about the 2 pen per pack reasoning/rule.

    ALSO! If you are in an emergent situation and your EpiPen is expired use it anyway! There was a little girl local to us and the 911 dispatcher told mom over the phone not to use her expired EpiPens on her child. Ambulance did not get there in time. In an emergency use everything available to you. There are worse things than taking an expired med. Like dying.

    Small detail as well: you don't have to undress someone to give an emergency dose of epinephrine. Don't waste precious time removing pants. Give the injection right through their jeans or whatever they're wearing.

    Another small thing but your physicians should already know this: EpiPen is only a brand name and yes it is expensive. If your insurance will not cover an EpiPen there are other types you can request and a lot of insurances will cover a generic auto-injector pen. The packaging will look different, the way to use it will be a little different but they're still simple to use and are pre-filled doses for convenience. Yes the EpiPens are nicer but for my patients that can't afford them and need to have epinephrine at home these are an option.

    Ok.. sorry. That's all I have. I hope this helps someone. I know I probably look crazy. I just don't want anyone to die due to lack of information and allergies are becoming a lot more common and also frequently underestimated for how quick and deadly they can be.

    When in doubt use your EpiPens!

  • StarkRaving Ralph

    Why aren't airlines required to have a medical professional on board? Seems like with the fees they charge, they could afford to make sure the customers they are raping for having an extra bag, can at least get medical attention if needed.

  • Spicy Artisan Hipster Salami

    Revenge of the vegans.

    You’re scared to do a cric? In the military they taught us before deploying (non medical) how to insert a pen through the ribs into the chest wall for emergency collapsed lung. A pen. Hooyah.

  • Krissy Ojos Azules Profundos

    Israel? I’m surprised you aren’t a Jew lol my parents would love you. You’re invited to Thanksgiving. Their house 🏡! 💞

  • tandorla

    Hi Mike. I was wondering, you said the epipen would have a lower dose – you said you gave him the right dose but were you able to do that because you already knew what the dose of epinephrine should be, or were there instructions in case on anaphylactic shock?

    Well done for keeping your cool and saving Matt. He’s very blessed that you were on board. I know how to give an epipen but I’d be stuck in that situation. If there were no instructions I’d have killed him by giving him the whole thing.

    I look after a lad who has a peanut allergy – he’s so good, he looks after his epipen like is a million dollars! Guess he knows how to stay happy and healthy 😀

  • zackary padilla

    Dr. Mike if epi hadn’t worked would you have been comfortable administering a high dosage of diphenhydramine say 50mg or so? I understand it can have a sedative effect in such high dosages which would in turn force you to monitor vitals much more closely and possibly require advanced airways. Just food for thought since I’m curious.

  • Case A

    This is why I carry 4-6 benadryl with me everywhere I go. Epi-pens are too expensive. Hope I can get a generic next doctor's visit. Guess if I go into anaphylactic shock I'll just show my immune system my finances and hope it gives me a break.

  • Carolina M

    Unfortunately, at least in my airline, we are not allowed to open or use the medical kit without the presence and authorization of a doctor.

  • Ashley Allen

    Flight attendant: We need a Doctor!!

    Me: CHEST COMPRESSIONS CHEST COMPRESSIONS CHEST COMPRESSIONS!! whips out YouTube and searches through Dr. Mike’s videos of reacting to medical dramas He’s got Pericardial effusion I need a needle and some tubing stat!!!

  • HailMe

    Mike… Why did you feel the need to say that the sugar molecule is not found in humans… Are we talking about cannibalism now…😂😂

  • Gabriel Leigh

    I find a lot of people don't understand just how dangerous an allergy can be. Admittedly I didn't either until I had my first anaphylaxis but now…. Oh boy I try and educate whenever I can

  • A White

    It's absolutely wonderful that the pilots and nurses deferred to his judgment so much as to offer to land the plane in multiple places. I could just see Big Airlines breathing down their necks to be stubborn. I'm sure it helped that he could count on the nurses to go get ice pack and radio the towers and stuff.

  • Christina Devine

    I'm severely allergic to alcohol (sanatiser and wipes etc) and I've been into anaphylaxis due to doctors and nurses using it on their hands before touching me, but they didn't have epi pens on ward and the staff had to scramble around looking for one while they gave me steroids 🤦🏻‍♀️. I'm always dumbfounded that even some wards don't stock them! I always carry 2 now.

  • Sydney Everhart

    Could airlines potentially be leaving epipens out of emergency kits because of cost? My younger brother has a severe allergy but insurance will no longer cover the epipens due to the price inflation. He currently has a different delivery mechanism but it’s bulky and not as easy to use.

  • HeadInTheClouds Leanne

    I am cabin crew for a UK airline and we have stopped selling nut products on board and now throughout all our planes in Europe we have been given epi pens on board. It should be the same for all airlines

  • Alex goes Coconuts

    This kills me. I have severe food allergies. I travel with 2 epipens just incase something like this happens. I cannot believe that airlines don't have epipens on board. It's ridiculous. What would have happened if you were not there that day and there were no doctors on board. That poor kid might have died! Thank goodness it all turned out ok. You"re a good doctor Dr. Mike. Thanks for making this video!

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