Printable Allergy Tracker to keep track of your child’s allergies, medications, and action plan all in one place
My son was off getting ready for bed when he came out to ask me a question. I looked down as he was talking and noticed that his lip looked a little swollen on one side and asked him if he had maybe bumped it. He assured me that he had not and went back to brush his teeth and finish getting ready for bed. Five minutes later he came back to me and the swelling on his lip had gotten worse, it was now half of his bottom lip.
I turned to my husband to show him and ask if I was crazy or if it had really swelled up that much more in a short time. As we discussed the lip and got some ice for my son it continued to swell and within 10-15 minutes his entire mouth was swollen – both the bottom and top lips had tripled in size and I knew immediately what was happening, he was having an allergic reaction.
Since that night in the emergency room, he carries an epipen. But this wasn’t his first allergic reaction, nor is he the only child in our family to have a reaction to something.
Children with multiple allergies
I have four children with pretty severe seasonal allergies that require daily medications so that the symptoms don’t lead to secondary illnesses such as asthma, ear infections, and bronchitis.
I have two children with allergies to three different medications.
I have one child with allergy induced asthma that requires medication and a rescue inhaler.
I have one child that carries and epipen for unknown allergies (we have narrowed down that fateful night of the swelling mouth to what we think must have been something on the skin of the apple he ate just before bedtime).
And I have one child with a food allergy, bananas, which thankfully only requires avoidance and use of benadryl if needed at this time – no epipen.
All of this amounts to A LOT of allergies, medications, and action plans to keep track of. Not only is it difficult for me to keep track of but if there is ever a time that a friend or family member is with my children and I am not, they would have no idea which child is allergic to which allergy.
FREE Printable Allergy Tracker Worksheet
I know I’m not the only parent out there with this problem so I created printable allergy trackers to use so that we can keep track of our children’s needs and medications.
The printable allergy tracker pack has three sheets in it.
The first sheet is a one sheet, spreadsheet for large families with multiple children and multiple allergies to keep track of everyone’s allergies and medications all in one place. This is perfect to hang on your refrigerator or inside the medicine cabinet at home. You can also use this one to give to caregivers or family members to keep on hand.
The second printable page is a full sheet for one child. This page tracks an individual child’s allergies, medications, and action plan. Ideal for the home with only one child with allergies or to give to the school or daycare to keep in their file.
The final printable is index card size trackers for individual children. Keep track of their allergies, medications, and action plan on a small convenient card. Attach a photo of the child to the back of the card and keep it with their medications in your allergy kit.
Having these printable allergy trackers have really helped my family and I hope that they will help your family too!
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