Epi Pen jr. in hot weather

Posted on: Tue, 01/30/2001 - 12:35pm
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pWe live in the Palm Springs area, yes it is beautiful now 70ish; however, in the summer the temp. can get up to 120. I carry my son's Epi Pen in my purse and the guidelines read should not be stored above 85 degrees. Last summer I put a frozen cooler pack in the sack I carry it in. Any suggestions?/p

Posted on: Wed, 01/31/2001 - 1:17pm
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I would be careful with the freezer pack because if the epi gets too cold the spring mechanism with not allow the needle to pop out. The cold causes it to malfunction. When we were in Palm Springs I keep the epi's in an insulated bottle carrier in my purse. If we are ever in the heat for extended periods, I put the epi's in an insulated container then put that inside something else insulated with an ice pack. Does that make sense? I think most of the time people in Palm Springs are going from one air conditioned place to another! At least that is usually my goal when we are there! We live about 1 1/2 hours from there on the coast so it is not anywhere near as hot here in oceanside.
Linda

Posted on: Thu, 02/01/2001 - 11:05pm
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I'm in Temecula, and my son's father is in Victorville so I am always tuned in to temps. I use small ice packs in the fanny pack that are not right next to the epi-pen (or inhalers) like rilira said, because too cold is a problem too.

Posted on: Fri, 07/05/2002 - 9:13am
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Just raising this again. It is 97 degrees here and I am still baffled about how to keep the epi-pen at the right temp when we are at the swimming pool for example.

Posted on: Fri, 07/05/2002 - 10:10am
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We put ours in the pocket part of a cooler(lunch or 6-pack size), so it is cool, not cold like the interior, on a hot day. The cooler is pretty much always with us for safe meals and snacks, or cold drinks on a hot day. becca

Posted on: Fri, 07/05/2002 - 11:12am
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Last year someone suggested putting a small thermometer in with the Epi to make sure the temp. is within range. I got a couple at Wal-mart for around $2 and it is very handy to make sure the Epi is not getting too cold.

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