If the pediatrician wrote a prescription for Epipen get it now.
There has been many reports about shortage of Epipen so now more than ever the minute a Dr. gives you a prescription for an Epipen it means your child needs to self carry their epinephrine. Are they going to feel different or weird because they need to carry epinephrine ? Yes they will, but thanks to a child and his family two great undergarment epinephrine carriers are making it easier for thousands of children around the world
Parent of teens with food allergies agree that the best thing parents can do is not...
When our child entered Kindergarten, the concept of peanut free schools didn’t exist and trying to educate his teachers about food allergens was quite a challenge to say the least. My only choice was to teach our child how to live with food allergies.
At the age of two, I started taking him to the supermarket almost daily to help him visually learn what he could and could not eat. By age four, he was reading labels and could tell if it was safe to eat the food. “Better safe than sorry” continues to be our mantra. Not eating and...
Online surveys continue to demonstrate the need to help educate parents of food allergic kids about the importance of reading labels, teaching their children how to avoid food allergens, and ensure they have immediate access to life saving epinephrine at all times.
A survey, conducted by Harris Interactive and commissioned by Mylan Specialty, included more than 300 U.S. parents of children with life-threatening allergies and found that nearly 90% of their children have holiday events planned with friends and family or at school. When self reporting about habits surrounding how they help prevent or prepare for anaphylaxis, less than...
At what age should my son with food allergy start carrying his Epipen Auto-Injectors?
Most parents of college students with food allergies will tell you to start teaching your child to carry the epinephrine injectors before they start middle school.
Many schools, especially in Canada, now require for
children to self carry the epinephrine auto injectors inside a
When traveling with food allergies the safest food to eat, especially while in transit at airports and public transportation waiting areas, is to pack at home a small back pack with allergy free foods and snacks. Stay away from buying prepared foods or package snacks from vendors you are not familiar with.