Nuts About Allergies
Life Threatening Allergies are Real
If you know of someone who has life threatening allergies, you probably already have a sympathetic ear when told to keep the
“allergen culprits” away. But for those who aren’t around children or adults with allergies, they always seem to say “oh it’s no big deal”. They obviously have not seen someone go into anaphylaxis and seen the terror and fear on the faces. It’s real folks!
Parents Allergy Concerns
I’ve been making allergy emergency contact bracelets long enough to understand what parents are going through with their children. Here are just some of their concerns:
- Fear of exposure – just touching something that has come in contact with peanuts can set the allergic reaction in motion. (I’m just using peanuts as an example, it could be egg, dog hair, etc.)
- Fear of ingestion – when children are away from their parents, keeping them from being given foods they are allergic to is a trying task. We can make bracelets that say “DO NOT FEED ME!” when requested. For some parents, that’s the only way they can have some peace of mind sending their children to school, particularly if it’s their first year.
- Lack of response – Do your friends and your children’s friends parents know what to do if your child has an allergic reaction? I.C.O.E. Bracelets can be custom made with whatever instructions are needed to expedite a quick response. We often add “Epipen in backpack” or “Use Epipen call 911”.
So for all those who say, “oh, it’s just a few nuts”, please teach them otherwise. And I will to! Someone’s life could depend on it!
Until Next Time!
About the Author: Michele Redmon is the owner of I.C.O.E. Bracelets. She loves the peace of mind these bracelets provide to parents, grandparents and children. With customer service a priority, she loves talking to her customers so drop her a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.