Must have when traveling with food allergies.

Most essential safety net when traveling with food allergies is to carry allergy free snacks and because, unfortunately accidents do happen, be prepared—carry the epinephrine injectors on you.

“Must do” when traveling with food allergies: Self carry epipen inside accessories that are attached to your body. Allergic kids, teens and adults must carry their life saving epipens on them at all times.

“Must have” is an epi pen carrier that will make it easy for food allergic kids, teens and adults to have immediate access to the epinephrine injectors in case of a severe allergic reaction. There are Epipen leg holsters and/or undergarment Epipen waist bands that are comfortable and discreetly to wear.

LegBuddy and WaistPal are not epipen bags or purses that could be misplaced or lost in the baggage compartments. They are discreetly worn on the leg or waist just like law enforcement officers concealed and carry a gun or knife inside a leg holster or an undergarment waist belt. The difference is, you will be self carrying the epi pens which could help save your life in case of an accidental food allergic reaction.

Please, make sure to self carry the Epipens or the Auvi-Q epinephrine auto injectors on you at all times. For athletic concealed epipen carriers that are comfortable and can be discreetly concealed under your clothing check out the LegBuddy and WaistPal sold at amazon and www.omaxcare.com.

concealed Epipen carriers

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Food Allergies: Watch out for widely available shampoos, soaps, creams and scrubs that contain food allergens

No matter how many times I ask about the ingredients in beauty products to see if they contain food allergens such as eggs, milk, soy, wheat, almonds and nuts, people look at me like I might be a bit of a nut; People aren’t eating moisturizers or scrubs are they? But because I’ve always believed it’s better to be safe than sorry, I continue to ask especially at hotels and public places before using their bathroom soaps.

Depending on how allergic you are, you can definitely have an anaphylaxis allergic reaction from inhaling the scent of your almond oil or scrub, or from any contact with your skin. Also watch out for shampoos that also contain eggs and or milk, which showing up more and more at mass merchandisers and chain retail stores.
So don’t be ashamed to ask.

Just when I thought I knew about all the shampoos that contained almonds and milk I found ine that also contains eggs. Sold almost everywhere including CVS and Walmart.
Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo. It is a combination of organic coconut milk and ultra whipped egg white proteins with weightless coconut oils.

Bottom line: You should avoid all products—topical and otherwise—containing any of the allergy foods you, your kids, or anyone you care for, is allergic to and always carry the Epipen ON you at all times.  Have immediate access to your emergency auto injectors in case of accidental exposure to allergens that can trigger an anaphylaxis allergic reaction.  There are many Epipen cases, holders and carriers that you can find in the internet in specialty online stores.

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If you are allergic to eggs watch out what shampoo you buy

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Young adults openly talking about eating foods they are allergic to because they have the Epipen

Today While @twitter I ran into some followers of OmaxCare who have Food Allergies.
Never imagined I would run into tweets tagged #fuckallergies. After reading many tweets, those about Seasonal allergies were sad but at the same time a little humorous. I could relate to some like one about a girl calling herself the “sneezing Girl”. I am the “sneezing and coughing girl” at the office :) . :(

What was quite worrying–scary–saad—- even painful to read was that there was not one but several tweets from food allergic individuals writting comments such as: “allergic to wheat but #Fuckallergies I have my Epipen so I can drink all the beer I want”… “I love mexican food:.. Allergic but
#fuckallergies I have an Epipen”…

Since our son was born over 15 years ago, my personal mission has been to help promote that the most important thing for everyone suffering from food allergies is to stay away from eating, touching, or even smelling them. Secondly, to be prepared in case of an accident by telling everyone “Please carry the Epipen ON you at ALL times”.

After reading the tweets of food allergic individuals, openly talking about how they are going to eat and drink foods that they are allergic to because they have an Epipen and “it’s worth the risk” I realized that food allergies awareness and education is becoming more fragmented and complicated than anyone ever imagined.

What next? Now we not only have to spread the word and educate about food allergies but we have to help people understand that the Epipen is NOT an “antidote”. The Epipen is not like an anti contraceptive pill. The Epipen is medication that CAN save your life but it is not a medication that for sure WILL SAVE your life especially if you are purposely ingesting the food allergens.

If you have food allergies:
Most important thing is to avoid eating and touching the foods you are allergic to. The Epipen is not an “antidote” or “anti food allergy” pill. You must stay away from all foods you are allergic to. Please don’t risk your life by eating them even if you have an Epipen with you.

 

 

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Young adults openly talking about eating foods they are allergic to because they have the Epipen

Today While @twitter I ran into some followers of OmaxCare who have Food Allergies.
Never imagined I would run into tweets tagged #fuckallergies. After reading many tweets, those about Seasonal allergies were sad but at the same time a little humorous. I could relate to some like one about a girl calling herself the “sneezing Girl”. I am the “sneezing and coughing girl” at the office :) . :(

What was quite worrying–scary–saad—- even painful to read was that there was not one but several tweets from food allergic individuals writting comments such as: “allergic to wheat but #Fuckallergies I have my Epipen so I can drink all the beer I want”… “I love mexican food:.. Allergic but
#fuckallergies I have an Epipen”…

Since our son was born over 15 years ago, my personal mission has been to help promote that the most important thing for everyone suffering from food allergies is to stay away from eating, touching, or even smelling them. Secondly, to be prepared in case of an accident by telling everyone “Please carry the Epipen ON you at ALL times”.

After reading the tweets of food allergic individuals, openly talking about how they are going to eat and drink foods that they are allergic to because they have an Epipen and “it’s worth the risk” I realized that food allergies awareness and education is becoming more fragmented and complicated than anyone ever imagined.

What next? Now we not only have to spread the word and educate about food allergies but we have to help people understand that the Epipen is NOT an “antidote”. The Epipen is not like an anti contraceptive pill. The Epipen is medication that CAN save your life but it is not a medication that for sure WILL SAVE your life especially if you are purposely ingesting the food allergens.

If you have food allergies:
Most important thing is to avoid eating and touching the foods you are allergic to. The Epipen is not an “antidote” or “anti food allergy” pill. You must stay away from all foods you are allergic to. Please don’t risk your life by eating them even if you have an Epipen with you.

 

 

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