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Brainwave: New Idea for Product I Just Had

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Jonny Quick, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. Jonny Quick

    Jonny Quick BANNED BANNED

    Aug 26, 2010
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    I intend this to be a serious post, but couldn't decide which section to post it in and opted for here in order to avoid offending anyone, cause it's a tad "out there".

    Every once in a while I get a "brainwave" on how to make money and sometimes the idea is a good one. I'll let you all decide about this one.

    So, I have a friend that is allergic to bee stings. Highly allergic as in if she gets multiple stings and doesn't get to the ER fast enough she could die. Even something as minor as a fire ant or mosquito sting could cause a problem.

    The usual first line of emergency defense is what's called an "Epi Pen", which is an auto-injector of a drug called epinephren (otherwise known as adrenaline).


    She's been talking for months about getting around to going to her doctor in order to get a prescription for one of these EpiPens. Well she just got stung by a fire ant and we're waiting around to see if she develops symptoms bad enough to have to go to the E.R., and that's where this idea comes from.

    While not as effective, you can also take the over-the-counter medicine "Benadryl", aka "Diphenhydramine".


    If the reaction is bad, the Benadryl might not save you, but it reduces the symptoms and swelling somewhat. It's better than nothing.

    But the Benadryl is in a pill form. Mostly it's used for colds, etc... where delivering the drug "RIGHT NOW" isn't important. But in the throes of a possible allergic reaction, having a product (now pay attention) that was marketed as a "Fast Acting", "Fast Delivery System", etc... would be the ONLY thing we'd be looking for.

    And I don't think anyone makes a Benadryl product that is targeted not to people suffering from a cold, but to people suffering from an allergic reaction.

    Maybe it could be liquid form. Maybe a nasal inhaler, or the capsules could be sold as "quick dissolve". Not only would people that are allergic buy something like this, people (like myself) that do not have the power to force them to the doctor for the EpiPen could buy them just in case they become necessary.

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    Last edited: Jun 16, 2011
  2. Nookie Monster

    Nookie Monster Senior Member

    Mar 28, 2010
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    I have the same problem. Military doctors just loaded me up with Benadryl back in the late 60's to "cure" the problem. Helped some, but man I was miserable for quite some time after that.

    Today's medicine is much better than that. The Epi is a life saver for many people that have a really bad reaction to insect venom.

    I like your idea as it could be a stop gap treatment till you get the victim to the hospital. Think people out hiking, or camping, fishing, etc.