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Everything you need to know about the AUVI-Q auto-injector

I'm super excited that the AUVI-Q is back on the market and I bet you are too. I got used to my little guy dropping his auto-injector into his coat pocket and heading out the door.  I'm especially pleased because I built my business on designing and selling AUVI-Q accessories. CarryNine exists because I was inspired by the size and shape of AUVI-Q.  So whether you are new to allergies or just looking to find out more about what the AUVI-Q is all about, I'll walk you through the details about the new epipen type device. Let's explore the AUVI-Q device The AUVI-Q auto-injector is a medical device which automatically injects epinephrine.  Epinephrine is used during anaphylaxis for people with...

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New to allergies? 7 Things you need to know about anaphylaxis

Whether you've just discovered you have an allergy to bee stings or maybe your best friend's toddler is allergic to eggs, you're probably anxious and looking for answers. I'm not going to lie - anaphylaxis is serious and scary. But it can be managed by being prepared and avoiding allergens. I'll explain what it means to have anaphylaxis and how to live with it. 1  Let's start with defining anaphylaxis (or anaphylactic shock) an·a·phy·lax·is, (noun). pronounced anna-fill-axis   Anaphylaxis is defined as a serious allergic reaction that has a rapid onset and may cause death. The symptoms typically come on over minutes to hours. Most people don't realize they have an allergy until they experience anaphylaxis. You wouldn't be alone...

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A Valentine's Day Treat from Kaleo

  AUVI-Q Set to Relaunch Valentine's Day 2017 I'm thrilled to hear the AUVI-Q is returning!  If you got used to the smaller shape and size before I bet you are counting the days like I am.  AUVI-Q becomes available at the pharmacy on none other than Valentines Day 2017.  That can't be by accident.  AUVI-Q was a labor of love and necessity for the AUVI-Q brothers, Eric and Evan Edwards. The AUVI-Q inventors and now owners of Kaleo Pharma took back the rights to the AUVI-Q in 2015 after a massive AUVI-Q recall by Sanofi. Since then Kaleo has been working to get the AUVI-Q back on the market. Kaleo is rebuilding confidence in AUVI-Q by showing customers their intensive quality control...

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When it's Time to Start Again, CarryNine Reopens

  AUVI-Q Relaunches. CarryNine Reopens With much excitement, CarryNine reopens the website. I can't wait to get things started again! I was thrilled to hear about the relaunch of the AUVI-Q in 2017.  Since many of my products were for the AUVI-Q I closed down my website until AUVI-Q was on the market again.  Now I'm pleased to be serving the food allergy community again.  Hopefully, Kaleo will bring the AUVI-Q to Canada soon! Get Adults Carrying Epinephrine I'm on a mission to get more teens and adults carrying their epinephrine. When my son was first diagnosed with a peanut allergy, people started telling me their own food allergy stories.  The thing that struck me most was that the adults in...

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4 Tips Every Teen with Food Allergies Needs to Know

Food Allergy Fatalities This Fall This fall has been a tragic one for those in the food allergy community. The news of the freshman Andrea Mariano's passing during her first week of her studies at the University of Queens in Kingston Ontario and 16-year-old Simon Kaz's death in Colorado were fresh in our minds when 17-year-old Morgan Crutchfield succumbed to anaphylaxis in North Carolina. I cannot imagine the loss the parents and those around them feel. As a food allergy parent these stories send chills down my back and fear in my heart. Similarities between the situations are striking: the deaths are attributed to anaphylaxis; they are teenagers (ie. Between 11 to 18 years old); they had peanut allergies; both...

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