Emergency Kits for Cold Urticaria
1. Epinephrine Autoinjector
2. Medical Bracelet – We use a USB bracelet that self installs on any computer.
3. Information Sheet – We put all her diagnoses, meds, doctor names and contact numbers, allergies, special instructions such as warming all IV fluids, prior surgeries and other pertinent information for an Emergency trip to the hospital.
4. A coat – this goes everywhere with us. We use a hoodie during the summer.
5. Hat, scarf and gloves goes everywhere during the winter.
6. A blanket – This stays in the vehicle for use while out and about. We use it at the doctor’s office often where it is usually cold.
7. Hot Hands – This is a brand of hand warmers that when exposed to air gets really hot and lasts for ten hours.
8. Extra meds – keep labeled bottles in your purse or vehicle for those emergency needs.
9. Umbrella – Seems obvious, but easy to forget.
10. A change of clothes if there is any chance of getting wet.
If you allow your child the opportunity to swim, one parent on the FB group Parents of Children with Cold Urticaria recommended heating blankets in the drier and putting them in an insulated tote. The towels stay warm for a long time.