Food Allergy Alert — permission to carry

Epipen shortage increases demand for carrying cases and pouches for students.

Epipen shortage increases demand for carrying cases and pouches for students.

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...


Keep children with food allergies safe.

Keep children with food allergies safe.

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...


Age children carry their Epipen

Age children carry their Epipen

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


Airplane travel with Epipen and food allergy.

Airplane travel with Epipen and food allergy.

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.


Is your school ready for students with peanut and food allergies?

Is your school ready for students with peanut and food allergies?

It seems like no matter how much time goes by, when a child enters Kindergarten, the concept of peanut free schools either look like a thing of the future or the past.  Does the concept still exist? Is trying to educate  teachers about food allergens getting easier or just as much as a challenge as it was ten years ago?

It seems that the best choice for parents no matter how many years go by or how many schools are implementing "special " efforts is  to teach  your child how to live with food allergies.

This is the story of how...