Welcome to OmaxCare blog where I hope you will find good tips, useful information, and feel better after your visit. We hope that by reading real stories written others who have been touched with the challenges of living with food allergies, it helps you and your loved ones stay safe and makes it easier to find solutions that work for you.
Meeting other parents of kids with anaphylaxis allergies is great. At a food Allergy Teens summit everyone could talk and share tips, do’s and dont’s and be completely honest about the challenges and worries of raising a child with any kind of anaphylaxis allergy.
Mom’s are called “names” by everyone including close friends and family: over protective mom, helicopter, hysterical, and even crazy. But when you speak with moms of older children it’s actually good to be that way because until a cure for food allergies is found, you can’t let your guard down.
ABOUT CARRYING EPIPEN
When a child is growing up and the baby bag is no longer needed, the challenge of securing that emergency medicines such as the Epipen® are always next to them becomes quite difficult.
- Medicine Pouch for the purse or a backpack: Carrying the Epipen® in a purse or backpack works as long as you keep it on your shoulder at all times. But as we all know, the minute you walk into a party or go visit a friend you end up putting the bag down on a corner chair or a table. In an emergency can you be 100% sure that you will find the bag with the medicines in less than a minute? What if someone moved it and placed it somewhere else as it often happens?
- Fanny Packs: No matter how many you buy and how many styles you try, wearing a fanny pack only works when you go to the park or to a place like Disney World. They work if you are wearing super casual clothing like shorts. Most young adults, teens, and especially boys don’t like nor want to wear them.
- Carrying case/pouch with clip-on hooks: These work as long as you hook them to your belt, but having it hanging off your waist makes it a constant conversation piece. Every time I hook one to the outside of a bag or on my waist it’s like becoming a walking advertisement billboard which is OK, but sometimes you just don’t want all
conversations to be about allergies.
- Men with Bags: No matter how much they try, men are not wired to carry a bag, and if they do, they usually don’t remember where they put the Epipen in the bag or even worse yet, where they left the bag.
One day while preparing to go out biking, I saw the men in my family struggling to find a place to put the Epipen®. They were trying to put it inside their socks but they kept falling off. This is how the idea of designing medicine pouch LegBuddy™ and WaistPal™ became “a solution to a need come true“.
Go visit our webstore at www.omaxcare.com and check out the carriers.