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Quickly Reach 911 and Your Emergency Contacts in Emergencies


When you have food allergies, you try avoid your allergens but sometimes you collide with them out of the blue. The Allergy Force app connects you to emergency help when you're having an allergic reaction.

 

When you have severe food allergies, you need to be prepared 24:7 for an anaphylactic reaction** — a potentially life threatening emergency which may or may not ever happen.


Epinephrine is the first line of defense against an anaphylactic reaction**. It should be administered quickly. Epi first. Epi fast. Every second counts when you're trying to stop a reaction from building momentum like a runaway train. You also need to get medical help ASAP, since you may need monitoring, additional doses of epinephrine, and other medication.


The Allergy Force app puts a 911 emergency call capability at your fingertips, as well as quick access to your emergency contacts.


Learn how this works...



Step-by-Step Overview


1. A red 911 call button is at the top of important emergency pages and key landing pages in the app. Look for it!


Composite of five screenshots showing the key screens in the Allergy Force food allergy app where a red 911 call button is prominently displayed for quick access in an emergency.

2. Just tap the button and and follow the prompts.


Note: Images are for iPhone. Android displays may look a little different, but work similarly.

List of the user steps from tapping a red 911 button, to confirming that a 911 call should definitely be made, to placing the 911 call using the Allergy Force food allergy app.

3. It's important to set up your emergency contact list and communications preferences as soon as you download the app.

  1. You will be prompted to do this as soon as you download the app. Please do this right away!

  2. First decide if you want your emergency contacts to be notified by text when you call 911.

  3. If so, then TOGGLE ON the 'Send Text Automatically if 911 Call Made' option.

  4. If not, then leave the toggle in the OFF position.

Screenshot shows how to choose if a text message should be sent to an Allergy Force food allergy app user's emergency contacts when a 911 call is made using the app. When the toggle is ON, a text message will be sent to selected emergency contacts. When the toggle is OFF, no text will be sent.

4. If you choose to automatically send your emergency contacts a text when you call 911, then PRE-SELECT WHICH MESSAGE TO SEND.

  1. You can send the prepared text message Allergy Force provides, OR

  2. You can create your own custom message for your contacts.

  3. The text about your 911 call includes a map of your location, too, when it's sent.

Screen shot shows how to choose which emergency text message emergency contacts should receive when an Allergy Force food allergy app user calls 911. Users have the choice of sending a prepared message or creating their own custom message.


5. Pre-select which emergency contacts you want to receive your emergency text message when you call 911 — all the contacts you've listed, or just a select few.

Screen shot shows how to choose which emergency contacts should receive a text message when an Allergy Force food allergy app user calls 911.

6. To set up emergency contacts you will need to allow the Allergy Force app to access your contact list.

  1. You can add as many contacts to your emergency contact list as you would like.

  2. You can choose to send the emergency text to as many emergency contacts as you'd like.


Allergy Force does not do anything with your phone's contacts other than save the specific contacts you select to your personal emergency contact list in your app. Allergy Force does collect or store this information.



Icon with 911 in a chat bubble connected to a mobile phone. Represents the emergency call features in the Allergy Force food allergy app.


These emergency features are ‘Free Forever’ for you, because when you're reacting, you need help and every second counts.




"The Allergy Force app is like having an 'allergy mom' in your pocket — especially when you're managing an allergic reaction."

—Gayle Rigione, CEO and Co-founder, Allergy Force


 

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The app offers Free Forever and Premium access. You can try out Premium during a 14-day, no commitment free trial. We want you to get to know us and trust us. We hope you will come to love us.

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…empowering you to live your best life with food allergies.


 
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The purpose of the App User Guide series of posts is to educate the food allergy community about the Allergy Force food allergy app — what it can do, how it works, how to get the most out of it. We're committed to helping you live freely with food allergies — with less fear, less anxiety, more confidence — through technology and education. Our app is peace of mind in your pocket.


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** What is anaphylaxis?


Anaphylaxis occurs when your body launches an all out immune response to something you're allergic to — such as a food, an insect sting, latex or a medication. The response can take seconds to minutes to build momentum after exposure, and sometimes it could take even longer. Symptoms can include:

  • Skin: Hives and itching and flushed or pale skin

  • Heart: Low blood pressure (hypotension), a weak and rapid pulse, dizziness or fainting, shock

  • Lungs & Airways: Shortness of breath, wheezing, repetitive coughing, chest tightness or chest pain

  • Mouth: Obstructive swelling of the tongue and/or lips

  • Stomach: Nausea, stomach pain, vomiting or diarrhea

  • Brain: Feeling of impending doom, anxiety, headache

Always follow your anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan (aka 'Emergency Action Plan')

to the letter, if you think you're having an allergic reaction.


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