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College and University

College or university

Understanding the severity of your allergy is paramount if you are out of your normal surroundings. So moving away from home to college or university can be a daunting time if you suffer with a severe allergy, especially if until now a parent or carer has been instrumental in ensuring you avoid risks.

The excitement of new surroundings and new routines may result in forgetting to take your Jext with you or taking risks.

Remember your number one priority is to avoid allergens where possible. Carry your Jext with you at all times, and ensure that new colleagues, friends or house mates are aware that you suffer from a severe allergy which may result in you needing them to assist you in the event of an emergency. 

Use our checklist to ensure that you minimise the risks the first time away from home:

  • Carry your Jext with you at all times
  • Tell those around you about your allergies
  • Use your Lifeline Card to go through how to recognise symptoms and how to use your Jext. Record who you train and when on the training record available within the Living with Anaphylaxis section
  • Demonstrate how to use your Jext using your Trainer
  • If you share a kitchen and suffer from food allergies, make those around you aware. Ask them to refrain from using your cooking utensils, and always wipe the sides down after cooking
  • Remember if in doubt about where food has been prepared avoid it