Nightmare scenario: A fatal allergic reaction to an ingredient in such an off-the-wall place that you wouldn’t have even thought to look for it there. In this case, milk protein in toothpaste. #foodallergy

Nightmare scenario: A fatal allergic reaction to an ingredient in such an off-the-wall place that you wouldn’t have even thought to look for it there. In this case, milk protein in toothpaste.

#foodallergy

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RT @FoodAllergy: You still have time to donate to #givingtuesday! Each gift provides vital support for FARE’s life-changing research and programming, allowing FARE to continue to make an impact for the 15 million Americans with #FoodAllergy. #GivingTuesday Donate here:

RT @FoodAllergy: You still have time to donate to #givingtuesday! Each gift provides vital support for FARE’s life-changing research and programming, allowing FARE to continue to make an impact for the 15 million Americans with #FoodAllergy. #GivingTuesday Donate here: https://business.facebook.com/donate/567591810343976/

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Extended expiration dates for EpiPen after stability review

Extended expiration dates for EpiPen after stability review – you might be able to hang onto the one you’ve got longer than originally thought. Lot numbers & new dates here:

https://www.epipen.com/en/about-epipen-and-generic/supply-information

#allergies #epipen #foodallergy #foodallergies

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On Wandering.shop

Morbid wondering: food allergy death stats

An article on a recent incident where a college student died from peanut allergy got me thinking: most news stories about people dying from #anaphylaxis are about kids or teens. You rarely hear about a 40-year old or even 30-year-old dying from a #foodallergy. It happens (which is why I still carry an EpiPen everywhere), just not as often.

I couldn’t find any solid numbers, but wrote up some speculation in my blog: https://hyperborea.org/journal/2018/07/age-food-allergy-death/

#allergies

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It occurs to me that the impending start of #SDCC is probably another factor in why I started thinking about this, as it’s coming up on 5 years since my “adventure” leaving Comic Con in an ambulance due to a peanut-laced mocha from a nearby cafe. I could’ve been one of those rare cases in my late 30s.

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Silly as it sounds to recall nuts for undeclared nuts, not all nuts are the …

Silly as it sounds to recall nuts for undeclared nuts, not all nuts are the same.

If you’re allergic to cashews but not pecans, you want to know whether the pecans you might eat have come in contact with cashews.

In this case, a process breakdown at a roaster opened up everything to cross-contamination by every other kind of nut they sell. They’re recalling affected lots while they fix the problem.

#FoodAllergy

https://www.foodallergy.org/peanut-tree-nut-allergy-alert-midwest-northern-nut

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Lots of teal at the Walk for @foodallergy in LA today, crossing the CBS studio lot and walking past the Los Angeles River (what there is of it)

Lots of teal at the Walk for @foodallergy in LA today, crossing the CBS studio lot and walking past the Los Angeles River (what there is of it).

Photo taken at: CBS Studio Center

Lots of teal at the Walk for @foodallergy in LA today, crossing the CBS studio lot and walking past the Los Angeles River (what there is of it). Donations are still open if you’d like to contribute.

#foodallergy #losangeles

K2R: Allergy Walk
Parallel Lines: LA River

Careful not to name Mylan specifically, but good to know

A Statement from the CEO of FARE
The recent concerns raised about epinephrine pricing practices have led to questions on FARE’s relationship with commercial organizations. As CEO of FARE I think it’s important to address these questions.

Careful not to name Mylan specifically, but good to know: “We have therefore decided that until meaningful competition exists in the epinephrine auto-injector space we will no longer accept donations from companies marketing these devices.”

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“I know you want your dietary preferences to be taken seriously…”

Why Food Allergy Fakers Need to Stop

“I know you want your dietary preferences to be taken seriously, and you think invoking the A-word is a harmless little white lie. But you have no idea how much trouble you’re causing and how much you’re helping to erode hard-won progress for people with genuine allergies and disorders.”

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Hundreds of people walking in Long Beach to raise funds for @foodallergy research and awareness. Filter and processing chosen by the kiddo.

Hundreds of people walking in Long Beach to raise funds for @foodallergy research and awareness. Filter and processing chosen by the kiddo.

Photo taken at: Long Beach, California

Hundreds of people walking in Long Beach to raise funds for @foodallergy research and awareness. Filter and processing chosen by the kiddo.

On Instagram

Some new details in this case: 1) The peanut butter-containing rice krispies treats were…

Lawsuit Filed in Tragic Peanut Allergy Death

Some new details in this case: 1) The peanut butter-containing rice krispies treats were prepared by camp staff, who had been informed of her (and other children's) allergy. 2) They were not labeled. 3) Camp staff couldn't find the key to the storage cabinet with spare epinephrine. Her father ended up breaking open the glass case with his hand to get her the third dose.

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