eviedevi
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Bit of a weird question - I have a really severe peanut allergy and carry an EpiPen.

I have never had a severe life threatening reaction, and to my knowledge, I would only have a severe reaction by eating peanuts or something containing peanuts. If I came into contact with someone else who had eaten peanuts, I might get a bit of a rash if I wasn't careful, but that's about it.

Does anyone know whether this would stop me becoming a paramedic?

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Having an allergy won't stop you from becoming a paramedic

As long as you understand your allergy and can treat yourself, there won't be an issue.
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No, I know some paras/ambulance staff who carry their epipens in their trouser pocket or bag when on shift. You just need to declare it to occupational health at the start of your course, and when you’re on placement just let the people you’re on shift with know that your epipens are in your trouser pocket or bag if you do have a reaction
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