Food Allergy Survival

Fanny packs for carrying Epipen is not cool at all when you enter middle school.

Fanny packs for carrying Epipen is not cool at all when you enter middle school.

Cool modern design epipen  "body wear" WaistPal concealed no buckles underwear sling and LegBuddy holster are the most liked epinephrine auto injectors carriers among students of all ages.  Athletic comfort plus design makes it easier to self carry Epipen at all times, by keeping them "out of mind but not out of sight". 

 


Age kids should start carrying their Epipen Auto-Injectors

Age kids should start carrying their Epipen Auto-Injectors

At what age should my son with food allergies start carrying his  Epipen Auto-Injectors?
Most parents of college students who grew up with food allergies will tell you to start teaching your child to carry the epinephrine injectors  before they start school.

Many schools, especially in Canada, now require for
children to self carry the epinephrine auto injectors inside a...


Keeping kids with food allergy safe.

Keeping kids with food allergy safe.

Online surveys continue to demonstrate  the need to help educate parents of food allergic kids about the importance of reading labels, teaching their kids 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...


Children Underwear Body Wear Epineprhine Discreet OmaxCare Carriers

Children Underwear Body Wear  Epineprhine Discreet OmaxCare Carriers

Efforts to have Epipens in every class room are extremely important, especially for kids who might develop anaphylaxis food allergies at a later age.

 

If the pediatrician wrote a prescription for Epipen get it now: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 better safe than sorry.

 

Moms of teens with food allergies agree:

The...


Are peanut free schools better for children with food allergies?

Are peanut free schools better for children with food allergies?

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...