Carrying bags for meds

Posted on: Thu, 07/15/2004 - 7:52am
Chris PeanutAllergy Com's picture
Joined: 04/25/2001 - 09:00

Some of the members are looking for carrying bags with medical symbols or similar identification. Some are looking for bags large enough to hold not only their peanut allergy medicines but also additional medicines for other medical conditions they have.

If you know of, have experience with, or create or sell this type of product, please post and contact the office.

Posted on: Thu, 07/15/2004 - 11:33pm
momtomitchell's picture
Joined: 04/20/2004 - 09:00

Thanks Chris, I would love to get a hold of one myself!

Posted on: Fri, 07/16/2004 - 3:56am
Peg541's picture
Joined: 12/29/2002 - 09:00

Quite awhile ago Staples was selling fabric pencil cases with a zipper and a see thru window on the front.
I bought a whole bunch of them in RED and they fit two epi pens, Benadryl, a puffer, and all of DS medical information.
He keeps one in his dorm room, I have one in my purse and one at home. On his person he carries his epi pens and Benadryl and puffer in a holder from FAAN.
I think the red fabric is eye catching. I wrote on the back in permanent marker Emergency Medications (his name)
[This message has been edited by Peg541 (edited July 16, 2004).]

Posted on: Fri, 07/16/2004 - 12:49pm
synthia's picture
Joined: 10/05/2002 - 09:00

I have the same as Peg541(waving hi)pencil case.It holds 2 epi-pens,small bottle of bendryl,bendryl cream,excema cream,zyrtec sample,syringe.
The pencil case is in dd small backpack.
Love this site

Posted on: Sun, 07/18/2004 - 10:34am
Kathy L.'s picture
Joined: 07/30/1999 - 09:00

I got a red, nylon bag from FAAN that says "Medical Kit" in white letters on it. I wrote her name in permanent marker on it. It has a key-chain type hook and a zipper. I'm able to get a full bottle of Benadryl, two epi-pens, Medic-alert card, and other identification in it. It can fit more in it, but that's all she needs. It fits into my purse and her backpack.

Posted on: Sat, 07/24/2004 - 12:57am
Jodi2boys's picture
Joined: 01/23/2003 - 09:00

I'm looking for something that will fit 2 Epi-pens, bottle of Benadryl, dropper and instructions that can be worn around the waste.
I have the red bag from FAAN that fits all of that but it's not for around the waste.
All of the Epi-mates and other fanny packs like that I've found, doesn't have enough room for everything I want to put in it.
If anyone knows of a pack that will fit all of that and can be worn around the waste...please share!
Mommy to:
Jake~ 5 yrs. old- PA
Sam~ 3 yrs. old- Not PA

Posted on: Sat, 07/24/2004 - 1:16am
kkeene's picture
Joined: 10/20/2003 - 09:00

Go to a outdoors shop, one that sells stuff for hikes & climbers etc... You should beable to find a good sized fanny pack there (many colors) & will likely be waterproof too.
Then see if FAAN sells badges that can be sewn on. If not make a eye catching tag on the computer, you can have Emergancy Medication Info. On one side & personal or reaction symptoms on the other.
--Then have it laminated (office depot) hole punch one corner & use a chain to attach it to the zipper.
You can also make cheat sheets of EPI instructions & have those lamiated too, store inside the pack with epi.

Posted on: Tue, 07/27/2004 - 12:05am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I just bought a pouch from walmart in the travel section - it is primarily used to put things in to get on the plane w/out carring purse goes around the waist - I liked it because it's not as bulky as a fanny pack, but serves the same purpose.
It will fit 2+ epi's and probably a bottle of benedryl - haven't tried the bottle yet, but am almost positive it will.
OH and it's only $6.95 - it was a cloth material - perfect for him to carry at school or his teacher.

Posted on: Tue, 08/10/2004 - 2:04am
nicoleg's picture
Joined: 03/30/2001 - 09:00

We got a fanny pack from Cabela's (outdoor sports/camping/etc. store). It's black, though, so not very eye catching. But it's compact yet roomy enough for a bottle of Benadryl, and 2 epi's. Plus front and back pockets that I put emergency info cards into.

Posted on: Wed, 08/11/2004 - 6:46am
jeancbpugh's picture
Joined: 03/17/2001 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by kkeene:
[b]make a eye catching tag on the computer, you can have Emergancy Medication Info. On one side & personal or reaction symptoms on the other.
--Then have it laminated (office depot) hole punch one corner & use a chain to attach it to the zipper. [/b]
At the grocery store I bought some 3M luggage tags made to self-laminate your business card. Then a recent mailing from Dey L.P. (manufacturer of Epis) had a wallet sized card with instruction how to use an Epi. I made my own card with emergency info and procedure, put it back to back with the card from Dey, stuck it all in the luggage tag and did the adhesive and VOILA! I have an eye catching tag with all the needed info for my son's medicine bag.
** son allergic to peanut and watermelon**

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