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Keeping epi-pens below 25°c in this heat - ADVICE PLEASE.

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youarekidding Fri 03-Jun-11 17:48:06

Today I used a lunchbox and ice block but it seemed not to keep it cool. They are OK (look clear still etc).

I may just have a shitty lunchbox (DS old school one) and need a new one but what do you all do?

TIA

Butterbur Fri 03-Jun-11 17:50:56

Frio do water cooled pouches for medication. I haven't used them myself, but I've seen them recommended.

BlameItOnTheBogey Fri 03-Jun-11 17:54:35

I struggle with this daily as I live in Africa and dd is milk anaphylactic. I think the thing to remember is that 25 degrees is actually quite warm and you don't have to keep it ice cold. I bought a small, soft lunch bag thing from M&S which is made of soft cool box material and I just keep them in there.

youarekidding Fri 03-Jun-11 17:59:19

butter thanks I'll look them up.

blameit Africa envy It was 28.5°c here today grin Inside of coolbag seemed warm as did bag with allergy meds in which was inside. Perhaps it is that the coolbag has seen better days. smile TBH your right though doubt the actual inside was 25°.

youarekidding Fri 03-Jun-11 18:01:41

found a website for frio it says for analphylatic shock therapies so presume that means epi-pens! I'll see if anywhere near me sells them first.

youarekidding Fri 03-Jun-11 18:13:02

LOL just rang my local chemist and they have a frio bag £5 cheaper than website not inc P&P costs. grin

PigletJohn Sat 04-Jun-11 13:43:26

but insulation will only slow down the time it takes to warm up. These pens are quite light so presumably need very little energy to get in to change their temperature. It might work for a short time if you were carrying it from one cool place to another.

Inside of a car gets very hot in the sun so will be a special problem.

youarekidding Sat 04-Jun-11 18:27:54

Took my FRIO bag to beach today - it has kepts epi pens cool so seems like the solution.

topiarygal Fri 10-Jun-11 09:22:40

I use a thermos flasks - need a big one but are perfect - we keep our car kit in one

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