Peanut Allergies

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  1. Inyo Tim

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    Is there a bit of hysteria involved with today's extreme fear of peanuts? No peanut butter sandwiches brought to school for a brown bag lunch. I read of a school bus making an emergency stop and evacuated because of a peanut found on the floor of the bus.
    What has changed to make this allergy so serious? It has sure become a big thing the last few years.
     
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    I just got done reading a news article about someone absolutely going ape**** that the airline stews wouldn't stop serving peanuts on a plane cause her friend had "allergies".
     
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    That's pretty serious. Not sure, but if peanut allergy is getting this big, then we should be promoting awareness at least. I mean, not me, because I'm confused as well.
     
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    Peanut allergies are no joke, and are extremely deadly to some.

    This isn't some gluten intolerant thing where only a few people really have it(and it only makes you feel bleh), and a bunch just claim they are when they really aren't.

    My nephew has peanut allergies, and has to carry and EpiPen with him at all times.
    If he for example eats a candy bar, that has no nuts, but the factory where it was made had peanuts in it, it can literally kill him if he didn't have the EpiPen
     
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    It's funny, they used to pass out peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to the poor kids or the kids who forgot their lunch when I went to school. Now I hear that bringing peanut products to school is all but banned locally.
     
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    Never heard of or knew of peanut allergies growing up.
    Don't recall any Jimmy or Suzie falling out or dying from a snickers bar.
    Maybe we were just tougher or our parents were just better at exposing us to the real world.
    Regardless, if you think or know little Tiffany or Reggie is allergic, send them with their celery or whatever and tell them to not disturb the other kids having a good time.
     
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    Same here. Had to take one myself a few times when I left my lunch money at home.
     
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    The best part about a gluten allergy is that when you get sick of announcing to your friends, family and wait staff that you are gluten intolerant, you can just go back to eating gluten again.
     
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    Sucks to be him, but no reason to bother other folks with it.
     
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    If my middle son were to accidentally eat peanuts, or any other nut for that matter, he could die, so yes it is important. I don't consider the cautions being taken to be 'hysteria' given that for some it's a life or death issue.
     
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    So how exactly do we keep my son safe from accidental exposure to nuts at school without 'involving other people'.

    Get over it, kids can live without peanuts at school, but my son can't live with peanuts at school. Pretty simple.

    FYI, my son is only in danger if he ingests them, but there are some people so allergic that breathing particles in the air or touching nuts can kill them. Look up allergies and how they've changed over the last 50 years. It's not that society has become hysterical about allergies, it's that allergies are more widespread and potentially more lethal now than they were in the past.
     
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    I remember when I went to school just about every day at lunch time someone choked and died. No one ever figured out just being in the same room with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich could be deadly.
     
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    What has changed? As a kid I didn't know one other kid with a peanut or nut allergy.
     
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    See post #9
     
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    . I saw post 9. The 'sucks to be him' comment looked like the product of a profoundly inhumane person who puts his own convenience ahead of a child's life.
     
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    Your kid, you're the parent, you figure it out.
    Everyone else has their own problems to deal with without taking yours on.
     
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    That's what I am curious about. I do not dispute that it is "real" or whatever...we just had a local girl die this week after eating a cookie at a friend's house. A young, healthy highschooler. Even two epipens and an ER trip couldn't save her. But, how do we go from something largely unheard of only twenty years ago to a problem so prevalent and serious that people are claiming that riding on airplanes in which peanuts USED TO BE served can be fatal to children (yes I heard that on a radio show a few weeks ago).
     
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    Remember when EVERY bar had bowls of dirty peanuts sitting around?
     
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    That is like saying....
    Oh, Second hand smoke causes cancer.....well, sucks for you guys. Let me have my fun, and if you die because of me, who cares.
     
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    I call bulls&it.
    edit
    I think I missed the sarcasm.
     
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