Sample Letter for the TSA
(Transportation Security Administration)
Please ask your allergist to provide a letter for airport security, to make your travels safer for your food allergic child(ren).
Note: This is just a suggested letter. Please revise this to meet your child's health needs. Airport Security may or may not comply to the doctor's advice.
To Whom It May Concern:
(Name) is a (age/sex) who suffers from a life-threatening allergy to (allergic food). This is a severe allergic reaction that makes it medically necessary for him/her to carry an antihistamine and self-injectable epiniephrine (EpiPen or Twinject) at all times. Epinephrine is prescribed by a licensed medical professional. (Name) should have this lifesaving medication with him at all times, especially during times of travel away from home. In the event of exposure to even a minute amount of allergen, a severe allergic reaction may occur. Every minute is critical in using this medication to treat the allergic reaction and to prevent a life-threatening reaction. Use of self-injectable epinephrine can be lifesaving. Please allow (Name) to have his /her self-injectable epinephrine and Benadryl with him/her on board the plane. Benadryl liquid should be carried on board the airplane along with his non-allergic food and his own liquid beverages. Due to cross contamination with milk products, they must carry their own liquids.
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