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 Post subject: emily vonder meulin
PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:30 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:09 pm 
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It sounds as if Emily was at high risk of an anaphylaxis reaction. :(

More information needs to get out to the general public, yes, but to the patients and their families this information is essential. A history of asthma means a compromised airway (red flag). Peanut allergies tend to react to very small ammounts of allergen, as little as 1/8000th. This increases the risk as well (red flag #2)

Allergic Livings spring edition has some excellent articles on recognizing the risk factors.

I wish more was done to educate patients on the hidden dangers. Thanks for the link, I'm sure their efforts will help to save lives.

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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