Allergy Apps

It’s allergy season!

Allergies are the 5th most common form of disease. Symptoms occur when your immune system overreacts to something it considers harmful. Reactions can be mild to life-threatening. Many people have food allergies, sensitivities and intolerances, and while it has gotten easier to navigate restaurants and supermarkets, there are apps to help.

For Food Allergies:

AllergyEats – This is an app for people with food allergies who like to eat out. It has menus from more than 425,000 restaurants, and the restaurants are rated by their ability or willingness to accommodate customers with food allergies. The ratings are broken down by specific food allergies like peanuts, gluten or dairy. You can request restaurants near you and AllergyEats will provide addresses, directions and ratings. It offers contact numbers and has an easy click through to Open Table for reservations. You can rate the restaurant from the app after you eat there.

food allergy apps

iPhone – free

Android – free

ContentChecked stores your food allergies, sensitivities and intolerances. When you shop for groceries or cook with packaged food, you simply scan the barcode. ContentChecked will alert you to any food that is unsafe for you.

food allergy apps Content Checked

iPhone – free

Android – free

Find Me Gluten Free will find restaurants in your area that offer gluten free menus and give you customer reviews. Once you choose a restaurant it will give you directions and take you to to the restaurant’s website. You call for reservations.

gluten free allergy app

iPhone – free

Android – free

Substitutions is an app that gives you alternatives for ingredients to which you are allergic. You can adapt any recipe to your allergies with this app. This is useful when trying a new recipe for guests with dietary restrictions.

Substitutions food allergy app

iPhone – $2.99

AllergyFT helps tourists communicate food allergies in other languages. The FT stands for Food Translator. Users can create a customized list of food allergies for themselves or family members which will be translated into French, German or Spanish. Easy to show waiters so they can help you avoid the bad foods.

Allergy App FT

iPhone – $2.99

For Seasonal Allergies:

WebMD Allergy provides allergy forecasting and a great deal of allergy information. Users can search for allergy information for any location. You can create a personalized profile to track symptoms, treatments and medications.

Web md allergy app

iPhone – free

Android – free

Zyrtec app called AllergyCast is also for those with seasonal allergies. Track the daily pollen count and your daily symptoms. It will send you daily local pollen alerts. It provides pollen and weather forecasts and tips on how to deal with symptoms. Users can set up favorite locations for quick checks.

Zyrtec Allergy App

iPhone – free

Android – free

For Life-Threatening Allergies:

MyEpiPen app has instructions on when and how to use the Epi Pen. It also provides alternate names for common triggers.

Epi pen allergy app

iPhone – free

Android – free

ICE Standard (iOS – free) or ICE In Case of Emergency (Android $3.99) is important medical and contact information for first responders. If you have a life-threatening allergy you must have this information available on your mobile phone. These apps put your ICE information into your phone’s lockscreen which first responders can check without unlocking your phone.

ICE Medical Warning App

For All Allergies:

MedHelper helps those living with allergies manage their prescriptions and med schedules. Users can enter their prescriptions with RX number, dosage and contraindications. Create an inventory of your meds and a schedule for when you need to medicate. Log those drugs you take as needed. You can also store doctors’ contact information and appointments.

iPhone – Free

Android – Free

 

 

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