You spend the bulk of your week at school or college, so it is important if you suffer from anaphylaxis that you or your parent or guardian inform your school once you have been diagnosed. Request a meeting with your teacher or school nurse to agree on which members of staff to notify, protocol for how the allergy will be managed on a day to day basis and where your Jext® will be stored.
Where possible, you should have two Jext® with you, as in the event that one does not sufficiently reverse the anaphylaxis a second can be used within 5-15 minutes.
If Jext® is kept at school, make sure its expiry date is registered with the expiry alert service so that you are aware when the Jext® is due to expire.
Speak to your GP or local health authority about training for staff and teachers at your school.
If you are going away to university, this may be the first time that you are managing your allergies on your own. You will need to take responsibility for your medication at home (often in shared accommodation), eating in restaurants and on nights out.
The Anaphylaxis Campaign has developed a booklet to help support you that includes advice on preparing for university, information on eating out, our adult allergy action plan and general tips on managing your allergies throughout university.
Visit the Anaphylaxis Campaign’s website to download a complimentary booklet here: https://www.anaphylaxis.org.uk/campaigning/allergies-at-university/
- Carry your Jext® with you at all time
- Tell those around you about your allergies
- Use your Lifeline Card to go through how to recognise symptoms and how to use your Jext®
- Make a note of who you have trained and when so you know who can help at all time
- Demonstrate how to use your Jext® using your Trainer
- If you share a kitchen and suffer from food allergies, make those around you aware. Ask them to refrain from using your cooking utensils, and always wipe the sides down after cooking
- Remember if in doubt about where food has been prepared avoid it