Meds

Posted on: Mon, 10/09/2006 - 2:24am
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What meds do you carry?
At school?
At home?

For me I have epipens, claritin, cetrizine, anthistimine cream at home. At school epipens. On me, epipens and antihistimines.

Posted on: Mon, 10/09/2006 - 4:36am
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On me always is:
3 epipens in insulated carrier
4 oz bottle of liquid benadryl (soon to be replaced by fastmelt strips)
1 oz of benadryl gel for topical mystery reactions
Adrienne
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30-something survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

Posted on: Mon, 10/09/2006 - 4:49am
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same really as me then..apart we have different antihistines!

Posted on: Mon, 10/09/2006 - 4:51am
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Adrienne,
Two things...can you tell me about the insulated carrier???
Also, I believe my BIL, a pharmacist, has told me never to give topical Benadryl and ingestible at the same time, as there can be a rare, but deadly reaction in some kids....let me double check on that...just as an FYI!

Posted on: Mon, 10/09/2006 - 5:12am
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Quote:Originally posted by 3xy1PAinNH:
[b]Adrienne,
Two things...can you tell me about the insulated carrier???
Also, I believe my BIL, a pharmacist, has told me never to give topical Benadryl and ingestible at the same time, as there can be a rare, but deadly reaction in some kids....let me double check on that...just as an FYI![/b]
hiya -
yes, there can be an 'overdose' reaction to using benadryl internally and externally at the same time. I carry the benadryl gel for 'mystery SKIN reactions' b/c that's enough to make the itch go away. I rarely have ever taken them both at the same time - only once or twice if the mystery skin reactions don't clear up, then I'll take a small dose of benadryl (12.5 mg child dose).
The insulated carrier is a Tupperware single baby bottle carrier. Fits all my medications. At night it goes in the freezer without the meds, then in the morning I pop in 3 epis and the benadryl and I'm good to go to keep it in another bag during the day. I'm in AZ, so even into December I want them in an insulated case for general carrying around.
Here it is on eBay...current auction too! It's a rare item...
[url="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290024383963&ssPageName=MERCOSI_VI_ROSI_PR4_PCN_BIX_Stores&refitem=200032228089&itemcount=4&refwidgetloc=closed_view_item&refwidg"]http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...ew_item&refwidg[/url] ettype=osi_widget
if that link doesn't work - go to eBay and type into search: Tupperware baby bottle carrier
It's the teal/lavender one...
Adrienne
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30-something survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

Posted on: Mon, 10/09/2006 - 4:36am
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On me always is:
3 epipens in insulated carrier
4 oz bottle of liquid benadryl (soon to be replaced by fastmelt strips)
1 oz of benadryl gel for topical mystery reactions
Adrienne
------------------
30-something survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

Posted on: Mon, 10/09/2006 - 4:49am
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Joined: 03/25/2004 - 09:00

same really as me then..apart we have different antihistines!

Posted on: Mon, 10/09/2006 - 4:51am
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Joined: 08/07/2006 - 09:00

Adrienne,
Two things...can you tell me about the insulated carrier???
Also, I believe my BIL, a pharmacist, has told me never to give topical Benadryl and ingestible at the same time, as there can be a rare, but deadly reaction in some kids....let me double check on that...just as an FYI!

Posted on: Mon, 10/09/2006 - 5:12am
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Quote:Originally posted by 3xy1PAinNH:
[b]Adrienne,
Two things...can you tell me about the insulated carrier???
Also, I believe my BIL, a pharmacist, has told me never to give topical Benadryl and ingestible at the same time, as there can be a rare, but deadly reaction in some kids....let me double check on that...just as an FYI![/b]
hiya -
yes, there can be an 'overdose' reaction to using benadryl internally and externally at the same time. I carry the benadryl gel for 'mystery SKIN reactions' b/c that's enough to make the itch go away. I rarely have ever taken them both at the same time - only once or twice if the mystery skin reactions don't clear up, then I'll take a small dose of benadryl (12.5 mg child dose).
The insulated carrier is a Tupperware single baby bottle carrier. Fits all my medications. At night it goes in the freezer without the meds, then in the morning I pop in 3 epis and the benadryl and I'm good to go to keep it in another bag during the day. I'm in AZ, so even into December I want them in an insulated case for general carrying around.
Here it is on eBay...current auction too! It's a rare item...
[url="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290024383963&ssPageName=MERCOSI_VI_ROSI_PR4_PCN_BIX_Stores&refitem=200032228089&itemcount=4&refwidgetloc=closed_view_item&refwidg"]http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...ew_item&refwidg[/url] ettype=osi_widget
if that link doesn't work - go to eBay and type into search: Tupperware baby bottle carrier
It's the teal/lavender one...
Adrienne
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30-something survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

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