As a parent of a food allergic child, you are the person responsible for carrying your son/daughter’s epinephrine and other rescue medication. As your child ages, however, he will not only go on play dates or attend sports practices and games without you, but she’ll want to go the movies with her friends or walk around the school fair.
My son, who is now 10, has shown a definite preference to carry his own epinephrine in certain situations. If he’ll be indoors (or it’s cool out), he’ll stick it in his sporty cinch backpack alongside an inhaler and whatever else he brings along that day. If it’s hot out, we throw the meds in an insulated lunchbox alongside an ice pack or a bottle of ice water and place that inside a cinch bag.
As he grows he may wish to try a few alternatives to remain prepared. If you’re an adult or teenager with allergies, there are a few convenient ways to wear (yes, wear) epinephrine below. In fact, I plan to get a few for MYSELF to help him carry his rescue meds while we’re active or on-the-go.
Keeping your or your kids’ rescue meds with them should be easy – no matter which autoinjector you prefer. Below are some pretty cool and easy ways to carry epinephrine no matter where you go or what you do. *Just remember, epinephrine needs to be kept at room temperature or below to keep from compromising its potency – see EpiPens in Sun or Snow for further details.*