5 Things to Remember Before Leaving the House with Food Allergies [Free Printable Checklist]
Without the schedule and structure of the school year, summer can be a time of heightened risk for those with food allergies. It's easy to forget something when you're racing out the door to swim practice or a family picnic. Print and post this new checklist from FARE around your home to help you remember your food allergy essentials.
- Epinephrine auto-injectors
Is it very hot or very cold outside? Bring an insulated carrier and don't leave auto-injectors in the car!
- Anti-histamines, inhaler, other medications
Check for all prescribed medications. Remember that anti-histamines cannot treat anaphylaxis.
- Safe snacks
Even if you're hungry, never take a chance with a food you're not sure is safe for you.
- Hand wipes
Antibacterial hand gel does not remove food allergens. Use soap and water or commercial hand wipes.
- Emergency Care Plan
This plan informs you and others how to respond in case of a food allergy reaction.
For more helpful resources like this one, visit FARE's Safe for the Summer website.
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