Children’s allergies highlighted through bag tags

Leeming resident Sou Lin Tan with some of the tags.
Leeming resident Sou Lin Tan with some of the tags.

AN anaphylactic reaction to aspirin has inspired a woman and her husband to help other families manage and avoid their own allergies.

Sou Lin Tan and Jeff Chang run Pretty and Precious out of their Leeming home, where they create tags for children’s bags that highlight any allergies the child has.

“I wasn’t feeling well and I was given a painkiller that I thought was paracetamol,” Mrs Tan said.

“From there I decided I needed to be more careful, so I wore a necklace with a pendant that said I was allergic to aspirin.

“We thought as there were other people with severe allergies, we could do something for them.”

Mrs Tan said the business was a hobby for the husband and wife.

“The feedback that we’ve got is that parents think it’s a brilliant idea and it’s something that could save a child’s life,” she said.

“We’ve been able to connect with Leeming Primary School; the principal has been supportive there and there’s a display of items.

“We also customise depending on what people need and we’ve developed a card for wallets, which can also be handed to chefs at restaurants.”

The tags are available at Terry White Chemmart Leeming, Market City Pharmacy in Canning Vale and the Southlands Pharmacy, as well as online.

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