Backup Inhaler in car? Where do you keep yours

We live in PA where it's either HOT or COLD most of the year and not much in between   So, wanted advice on where you keep your back up inhalers?

We have one at home, one in my daughters "diaper" type bag (she's three now but its a bag I carry her stuff in on outings), one at daycare and then I keep one in my car and my husbands out of paranoia.  Obviously not good for the expensive inhalers.   Lord forbid I forgot her bag on an outing to the grocery store or what have you, I want a backup inhaler with us at all times.

Any suggestions on how to do this if we cant keep in car?  What do you all do?


Comments 5

  • Kathy P

    I used to keep one in my car, but my car was always in the garage. And I'm in an area that doesn't get extreme cold.

  • K8sMom2002

    How about getting a holder to put one on your purse or wallet or key ring — that pretty much goes with you, all the time, right? And your DH could get one that goes on his key ring. I've seen several different types that attach to key rings or belt loops — either DIY or on websites.

    Our pharmacist and doc both pointed out the

    Store at room temperature between 68°F and 77°F (20°C and 25°C); excursions permitted from 59°F to 86°F (15°C to 30°C) 

    The "excursions" are short periods of times where the temp can drop or spike without hurting the meds. But here in the south, we can go from 59 to 86 degrees in a single morning.

  • Marie E Natzke

    Tiffany F, I keep mine in my purse along with my nebulizer. I don't think keeping them in the car is a good idea. I also have 1 rescue inhaler on the 1st floor so I don't have to run upstairs to use it if I'm downatairs. The one I keep in my purse I have it in a small zippered pouch that I put on the key fob that I have in the purse.

  • K8sMom2002

    Oooh, Marie, having one on each floor is GENIUS. That way you're not facing stairs if you're in the middle of an asthma attack. 

    Tiffany, did you ever figure out any solutions to this? It can definitely get wild trying to keep everything with a little one when you've got several people possibly picking her up and dropping her off.

  • Melissa G

    Mmm, we have never carried back up inhalers. Since my two younger ones also need epi-pens, they each have bags that go with them every where. 

    I like the idea of attaching one to your purse.