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LIFE HAPPENS. Be Prepared.®

No matter what holiday, being prepared means having a plan to:

  • Avoid known allergens
  • Know what symptoms to watch for
  • Use an EpiPen® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injector if a life-threatening (severe) allergic reaction occurs
  • Get emergency medical help right away

Many holidays are centered around family, friends and, of course – food. If you or your child has a life-threatening (severe) allergy, holidays may be a time for added caution. Explore the links below for holiday-specific tips and information.

Halloween anaphylaxis action plan


Candy ingredients aren’t the only potential allergens on October 31 – the latex found in many masks and costumes can also be a life-threatening allergen. Follow these tips to stay focused on the treats and avoid any unpleasant tricks for you or any children with a severe allergy. 


The big feast on Thanksgiving can sometimes include foods that you don’t normally eat, especially if you’re visiting a friend or family member. It’s a time to take extra care if you have a severe food allergy, and these tips can help.

Winter Holidays

Shopping, presents, festivities and family – the holidays are always full of hustle and bustle. Check out these tips for keeping allergen avoidance top of mind…and hear from one mom whose Christmas might have turned out differently without EpiPen®.

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