She responds to a facebook message from American mother Julie Ferrier Berghaus. He called on everyone not to be reluctant to use the Epipen. With her daughter, it was not obvious that she had an allergic reaction while her condition was critical.
Since the allergy symptoms are not always visible, many people are careful about using the auto-adrenaline sprayer as it's called.
"The results are underestimated"
"People often think: I will look at it for a while. Although it can save lives. Besides that, it can't do any harm to using the auto-adrenaline sprayer – even if you're perfectly healthy., Marloes Collins from the Allergy Platform explains to EditieNL. "Yet I often see young people who – despite their allergies – have no one with them. The results are greatly underestimated. "
Acute allergic reaction
With an adrenaline sprayer, adrenaline can be injected independently if life-threatening allergic reactions occur – for example for nut or bee injections. With the help of this injection, the heartbeat accelerates, blood pressure increases and blood vessels are narrow. The Epipen – as many people know the sprayer – is one of the various variations.
According to Marloes Collins of Allergy Platform, it would be sensible for public spaces such as town halls and sports clubs to purchase an adrenaline car sprayer from now on. "Tens of thousands of people with severe allergens – not just for food, but also for insects. So I think it's a good plan if public spaces are preparing for emergencies."
Happy with the attention
Stefanie Adelaar is happy with the attention. Her 9-year-old son, Thijmen, suffers from very allergic reactions when she comes into contact with peanuts and nuts. So far he has had to use the Epipen five times. "Thank you that I had been there every time. The strange thing is that none of those times were the same. Sometimes it felt stunning, sometimes it was worse t Now it is known when it strikes the mark. "
Thijmen also explained to his classmates how the adrenaline sprayer works. "But you can't prepare for the panic. After using the Epipen, it's getting very busy. Sometimes the symptoms reappear after the injection. That's because you just stop the reaction with the injection.This is why he always has two with him. "
Adelaar seems to be a good plan to make the car sprayer available in public places. However, according to her, people should be better informed about their use. "Many people still don't have enough information about it." According to Collins of Allergy Platform, this doesn't have to be a problem. "The usage is not complicated. The instructions are to use it on its own."