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How To Build a First Aid Kit For Allergies

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As a sports mom, I spend lots of time on the sideline. Long days at the track or in the stands can take a toll on your body. It’s just as important for moms to stay fit and healthy as it is for our young athletes. Especially when you have severe allergies like I do. So for days on the sideline and days away from home, I keep an allergy first aid kit on hand with a little help from Target.

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Seasonal and Outdoor Allergies

There are few spring and summer outdoor sports that aren’t played on grass. Thankfully, that lessens the chances of cuts and scrapes for your little slugger. But the pollens, dust, and airborne allergens are increased significantly. Runny noses, itchy eyes and sneeze attacks can make for a miserable time. I keep Benadryl Ultratabs, Visine A Eyedrops, and peppermint oil in my first aid kit.

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Bug Bites and Itchy Spots

When I was pregnant with Olivia I made Harold buy me a porch swing. I would sit out on the porch and read, or just enjoy the fresh air. That was until I got stung by a bee and discovered I am allergic to bee stings.  To promote a peaceful coexistence while on the sideline we use bug repellent and avoid leaving food or drinks out.  But it’s hard to avoid bugs completely since we are technically in their space. I keep the Benadryl, Band-Aids, antibiotic ointment and anti-itch spray ready for unavoidable incidents.

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Food and Anaphylactic Allergies

The most important thing I keep in my first aid kit is my EpiPen. I am allergic to peanuts, bananas, citrus, and shellfish. Oranges and bananas are common after game snacks for athletes. When you have allergies like I do you must be very careful in public places.
Many don’t realize that even the smell of some allergens can be dangerous for those who are allergic. Food is seemingly harmless; I mean we have to eat to live, right? But as a mom with food allergies who has children with food allergies, I can never be too cautious.

Stress, Tension, Aches, and Pains

I also keep BENGAY®Ultra Strength Cream on hand. I know this may seem like an odd addition to the list of things one may need for an allergy first aid kit. BENGAY® Ultra Strength Cream helps temporarily relieve the muscles aches I experience as a sports mom.
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After a long day on the sideline, BENGAY®Ultra Strength Cream helps with the stiffness and sore muscles from sitting on bleachers, standing in the stadium and walking back and forth all day. I’m not in high school anymore. And my body reminds me of that every weekend.

Medical Emergency Needs

The last things I keep in my first aid kit are my Blood Donor Card and a copy of my insurance card. In the midst of a medical emergency, having those items on hand can be lifesaving. As a 20+ year blood donor, I know that I have an uncommon blood type. Help yourself and learn your type.

Keeping My First Aid Kit Stocked

We travel the country with our athletes and dancer. Thankfully, when we’re on the road, I can restock my first aid kit by shopping online at Target and picking up my items in any local store on the same day. Get a free first aid kit bag when you purchase three (3) Johnson and Johnson products to put in it. I just love the colorful pattern of the Oh Joy Bag.  It makes me feel better about needing to keep so many life-saving items on hand.

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How do you #SootheYourSoreSpots from the summer sideline? What products will go in your first aid kit?

12 thoughts on “How To Build a First Aid Kit For Allergies

  1. There is some awesome information in this post. I enjoyed reading your tips. I have family members who have good allergies and it’s very critical that they keep everything they need for an emergency on hand.

  2. I don’t have any allergies but I think this a great allergy/emergency kit. This reminds me that I need to put together an emergency kit together for emergencies.

  3. I’m definitely not a mom but I would love to make one of these for myself. I work at a summer camp outside and I have a first aid kit but I need to update it! Thanks for the information.

  4. I have recently developed a more sensitive reaction to mosquitos and I have been miserable. Oddly enough I have been bitten by three spiders this summer and counting. The swelling and pain were awful and I became best friends with ice, witch hazel, and calamine. I love the idea of an allergy kit and will add that to the first aid kit I keep with me while traveling.

  5. Listen, spring, summer, and sometimes fall are SUCH a burden on my allergies. I definitely need my own version of an allergy first aid kit whenever they come around.

  6. We never started carrying a first aid kit until my son was born and then we learned my daughter was allergic to mosquitoes. I mean we live in Florida, that’s the worst thing to be allergic to. We don’t have a cute first aid kit like the Oh Joy one so I might have to switch it up. Thanks for sharing!

  7. My stepdaughter is here for the summer and we just need a whole triage unit because this child is so accident prone. I’ve never seen anyone fall over and over again on their own 2 feet. I need to make one of these for next weekend when we go camping

  8. I should probably create one of these kits for myself. My skin is so sensitive during the summer. Bug bites and pollen often get the best of me.

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