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Factors Which May Contribute To Fatal Peanut Reactions
A. Failure Of Institutions
* Incomplete or inadequate labelling of foods or packages thereof
* Ignorance of food allergy problems by restaurants, school personnel, etc.
* Non-availability of medications or resuscitation equipment or inappropriate use thereof
* Having peanut products in the home or school lunchroom of a peanut sensitive individual
* Peanuts may be altered and sold as walnuts, almonds or pecans
B. Failure To Prevent Problem
* Failure to always read food labels carefully
* Not always inquiring about contents of foods regardless of where prepared
* Trying to taste a tiny bit of an unknown but suspected food to see if it contains peanut
* Sharing foods or utensils
* Obtaining foods from others when the contents may be unknown
* Relying on the service personnel in restaurants instead of the chef
* Kissing someone or being kissed by someone who has eaten peanut products
C. Failure To Identify Problem
* Failure to appreciate that minimal amounts of peanut material can kill
* Minimization of, or denial of, symptoms of previous non-fatal reactions
* Failure to speak out when one even suspects that a reaction may be occurring
* Not wearing a bracelet showing "Allergy To Peanut"
D. Failure Of Treatment
* Failure to carry and know how to use in-date epinephrine (Epi-Pen®, Ana-Kit ®) at all times. (In some cases, failure of a caregiver to understand fully or to administer this.) It is often wise to have a child's picture on the epinephrine container.
* Failure to use epinephrine immediately for a peanut reaction
* Failure to have a second epinephrine dose available if necessary
* Attempting to use an oral antihistamine alone to control symptoms
* Failure to be taken to a nearby hospital quickly after epinephrine use
* Impaired awareness of potential peanut product due to alcohol or other drug influence
* Taking Beta-Blocking Medications (check with a physician or pharmacist)
Originally posted by Classified Info
Why was this thread moved from the general chit chat forum?
It's kind of hard to figure out where to post things at around here.
The infamous peanut butter kiss originally thought to have killed a Quebec girl had nothing to do with her death, a coroner revealed Thursday.
Christina Desforges died from an asthma attack after "physical exertion" with her boyfriend, not from an allergic reaction to a peanut butter-laced kiss, said coroner Michel Miron.
The 15-year-old girl stopped breathing in the early morning hours of Nov. 20, 2005, after kissing her boyfriend. He had eaten two pieces of toast with peanut butter about nine hours earlier.