Back to school first aid epipen kit kids need to have even if there are epipens in school classrooms.
Efforts to have Epipens in every class room are extremely important, especially for kids who might develop anaphylaxis food allergies at a later age. But the minute a Dr. gives you a prescription for an Epipen (or Auvi-q) teach your kid 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. My son is 17, and the best thing I did as a mom was not only to teach him to self carry the Epipens but to make it a rule. You can't go out of the house without shoes...right? Same with the epi's. Help them by finding an epi carrier they feel comfortable with but it must attached to their bodies,like a cel phone case. Cargo pants are great, and undergarment belts or a leg holster can help them discreetly conceal the auto injectors. Every person that has anaphylaxis food allergies needs to carry an epinephrine auto injector ON them at all times. Today there are numerous epi carriers available to do so. No excuses! Self carry epinephrine. Nothing safer than having the Epipens (or auviq) on you.