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Epi-Pen Accident

I came across this post and immediately knew it needed to be shared with everyone dealing with food allergies. Don’t worry, there’s a happy ending. The story is actually pretty comical considering how it happened, that it involved the mother and not the child, and since there were no serious complications.

Enjoy the story here: How I accidentally injected myself with an EpiPen

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  1. Wow! I found that very enlightening and will have my boys read it in order to put the fear of the Epipen needle to rest. Thank you for sharing!

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    February 6, 2012
  2. Thanks for posting- my son has never (knock on wood) had to use his Epipen but he’s always been afraid that it would hurt. This gives him a feeling of not having to worry..although, my question to him was “What would hurt worse, an Epipen or death?” I’m going to have him read this so he knows.

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    February 3, 2012
    • Oh good, I hope it’s helps give him such relieve. The EpiPen definitely shouldn’t be scary, but there is a needle involved….never a comforting thing, no matter now small!

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      February 3, 2012
  3. Great story, but keep in mind: many accidents happen in the process of trying to give a dose of epinephrine to someone else, such as a squirming and upset child. In that case the epinephrine is most likely to go into your own finger or hand. You should definitely get it seen right away, as I have heard that is dangerous. More importantly, will you have another dose of epinephrine immediately on hand to use on the person having the allergic reaction? That’s another argument for the Epi-Pen 2-pac or Twinject.

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    February 3, 2012
    • Good point! I didn’t realize the EpiPen came in a single option, the double pack is all I’ve known. Thanks to all these great allergy bloggers I’ve learned from them, rather than the Dr. to keep both on hand at all times. I had origially seperated them – one my son’s backpack and one in my purse, since we always had or the other on hand at all times. I now know that is a no-no. Jennifer

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      February 3, 2012
  4. Good post! 😉

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    February 3, 2012
    • I thought so too!

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      February 3, 2012

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