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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:30 pm 
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I used to watch this show ALL THE TIME, but because it was before kids, never noticed that Ross had a food allergy.

I recently was telling the kids about 'Smelly Cat', and found that Netflix has all 10 seasons of Friends, so last night we watched one of the Smelly Cat episodes, and it turns out that Ross had an allergic reaction in it. Monica made 'Kiwi Lime Pie', but he thought she said 'Key Lime Pie', so ate it, then had a reaction where his tongue swelled. He said he was allergic to peanuts, lobster, and kiwi. Monica drove him to the hospital where the doctor gave him a shot in the arm, and then he was able to speak properly after that.

It wasn't portrayed very negatively like a lot of portrayals are, but there is the whole 'Ross is a geek, is always the odd man out, so of course, he would be the one to have a food allergy'.

I was a bit surprised about the shot in the arm instead of in the leg. Did epinephrine used to be administered in the arm, or just an error? This would have been 20 years ago, I guess?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:43 am 
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Epipens were never given in the arm.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:51 pm 
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Hmm, yes, that doesn't surprise me. Thanks Susan.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:48 pm 
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Can't remember, does ER administer in the arm when drawn in a syringe?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:11 pm 
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Not sure, but in the show, the shot was an injection, as far as I could tell, and not an autoinjector.

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