Having severe allergies to various things like nuts, eggs, dairy, shellfish and other foods can be a scary thing for both the person with the allergies and for their loved ones. When an allergic reaction occurs, it can often be difficult for the person to communicate, especially if anaphylaxis occurs. During this time it’s important to communicate to someone where the Epipen is and other information, such as what type of allergy could be causing the anaphylaxis. It’s also important to get proper care.
According to F.A.R.E., every 3 minutes a food allergy sends someone to the emergency room, resulting in over 200,000 food allergy visits per year. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported that food allergies result in more than 300,000 ambulatory-care visits a year among children under the age of 18. These are staggering numbers!
If an allergy emergency occurs it’s important that epinephrine is administered to the person having the allergic reaction; this is usually done using an Epipen. Vivo Alert will help by providing information as to where the Epipen is stored and which allergies may be causing the emergency. At the same time Vivo Alert will notify the emergency contacts, who can then provide even further information on how to care for the person.
If you or a loved one has severe food allergies, get Vivo Alert to improve the chances that information is provided an emergency contacts are notified if an emergency occurs.