How to Carry an Epipen

If you have a child with a food allergy, or suffer from one yourself, you know what a pain it is to always have an Epipen on hand. Whether your child is going to a friend’s house or to a game, there are some carriers that make it a little easier.

A newer version of injectable epinephrine is also available, Auvi-Q, though I have heard some insurances may not cover. The advantage is a more sleek, smaller design, making it less conspicuous in a pocket, AND it talks to you. This can help ease your mind when older kids are on their own, or ease the mind of a friend’s parent who is hosting your child. Audio instruction is reassuring, and helpful in an emergency.

Etsy has a bunch of fun carrying cases for Epipens, no doubt designed by moms or dads whose kids need to carry epinephrine.

 

More practically, you can find carriers that will hold your Epipen while you are active, like this waterproof case and below, ones you can wear around your waist or leg.

When you need to draw attention to the medication, consider tags and/or bright colored, clearly marked cases.

However you decide to carry it, make sure your child knows the early symptoms of an allergy so he or she can alert you in time.

 

 

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Author: Karen Latimer

Karen is a Family Physician, Wellness Coach, and founder of Tips From Town. She is passionate about sharing her medical expertise, her coaching techniques and her parenting experience to encourage happier and healthier lives.

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