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Athletic Stylish Elegant Medicine Carriers for Epipen, Insulin Pen, AuviQ, Glucose Tablets, Prescription & First Aid medications.

07 Aug '15

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 Epipen's (or Auvi-q) on you. 

27 Jun '15

Cetaphil not safe if allergic to peanuts, nuts or milk.

Cetaphil is a popular line of moisturizers, body creams, and soaps frequently recommended by allergists and pediatricians to individuals with sensitive skin  but for food allergic individuals using some of these products could cause a severe anaphylaxis reaction. For example,  the Cetaphhil Daily Advance Lotion contains macadamia nuts.

Don't rely just on the product descriptions.  The Cetaphil Daily Advance is advertised as a " moisturizing formula that is fast -acting, long-lasting, and helps moisturize extra dry skin. Non-greasy, non-irritating, non-comedogenic and fragrance-free..." 

Since cosmetic products are not required to include a food allergens alert in their labels, it is up to the consumers to ensure they read every ingredient, especially if you have anaphylaxis allergies. 

ingredients:

  • Water, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Cetearyl Alcohol, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil (Macadamia Nut Oil), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Polyacrylate, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ceteareth-20, Stearoxytrimethylsilane, Stearyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Farnesol, Sodium PCA, Panthenol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide

     

    Be safe: Always read products ingredients even if you have used them before.  Many company's change formulas on a regular basis.

    Be prepared: Self carry epinephrine auto injectors on you at all times.