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Teenager with peanut allergy dies after a kiss
CTV ^ | November 25, 2005

Posted on 11/26/2005 12:21:14 PM PST by EveningStar

A Quebec teenager with a peanut allergy has died after kissing her boyfriend who had eaten a peanut butter sandwich hours earlier.

(Excerpt) Read more at ctv.ca ...


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: allergies; anaphylacticshock; death; foodallergies; kissofdeath; peanutallergy; peanutbutter; peanuts
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How sad for the family, and an unintended kiss of death from the boyfriend. What a thing to have on your conscience. :(
1 posted on 11/26/2005 12:21:17 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Oh my God, that's awful.


2 posted on 11/26/2005 12:21:58 PM PST by ShadowDancer (I think I may have the Asian Bird Fru. I mean Flu. (Damn, it's starting already))
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To: EveningStar

I'm betting that that guy will never get a date again...


3 posted on 11/26/2005 12:24:59 PM PST by wyattearp (The best weapon to have in a gunfight is a shotgun - preferably from ambush.)
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To: ShadowDancer

Anaphylactic Shock is nothing to take lightly. It is deadly.


4 posted on 11/26/2005 12:25:47 PM PST by Danae (Anál nathrach, orth' bháis's bethad, do chél dénmha)
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To: EveningStar

If she gave herself a shot I wonder if she did it correctly and if it was not expired. Sad. RIP


5 posted on 11/26/2005 12:26:17 PM PST by tioga
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To: EveningStar

Must...resist...urge...to make...joke.


6 posted on 11/26/2005 12:26:49 PM PST by spinestein (All journalists today are paid advocates for someone's agenda.)
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To: EveningStar
This suggests two things: deep kissing, and poor oral hygiene. If my wife found peanut-butter in my mouth at an intimate moment, I'd end up dead.
7 posted on 11/26/2005 12:27:29 PM PST by Shalom Israel (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.)
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To: tioga
Prayers for the family.

Can someone sue Jimmy Carter (former Peanut Farmer) over this?

8 posted on 11/26/2005 12:28:05 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: EveningStar

I.B.F.!


9 posted on 11/26/2005 12:28:13 PM PST by spinestein (All journalists today are paid advocates for someone's agenda.)
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To: bert

I'm going to pretend I didn't read your reply.


11 posted on 11/26/2005 12:31:15 PM PST by IncPen (Because it's not your money, Senator Kennedy. It's mine, and I'd like to keep it)
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To: bert

THat is really, really cold.

Are you some kind of wierd Henleinean Darwanist?

Prayrs for the family.


12 posted on 11/26/2005 12:33:50 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Let's tear down the observatory so we never get hit by a meteor again!)
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To: bert

Dane, is that really you?


13 posted on 11/26/2005 12:35:47 PM PST by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: bert

First off, moron, it was the girl that died. Secondly, and this is probably the most important of the two, you're an ass.


14 posted on 11/26/2005 12:36:31 PM PST by ShadowDancer (I think I may have the Asian Bird Fru. I mean Flu. (Damn, it's starting already))
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To: EveningStar

Why the hell are so many people suddenly allergic to peanuts? This was not a problem when I was a kid.


15 posted on 11/26/2005 12:37:02 PM PST by Kjobs (Murtha IS A COWARD!! Go Jean Schmidt!)
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To: tioga
I wonder if an emergency tracheotomy could have saved her.
16 posted on 11/26/2005 12:40:40 PM PST by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: Kjobs

I don't understand it either. I have a classmate whose daughter died because of a miniscule amount of peanut .Her friend's dad made brownies for their slumber party--even made some with no peanuts. Apparently, he stirred the batters with the same spoon. The girl didn't have her syringe with her.


17 posted on 11/26/2005 12:42:39 PM PST by Clara Lou
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To: Clara Lou

WOW...just the residue on the spoon did it, huh? I agree with some other posters...I had no idea how deadly this allergy is. And why now is it so prevalent? Or did we just never hear about it before?


18 posted on 11/26/2005 12:45:22 PM PST by Hildy
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To: EveningStar

How terrible. The thought of losing your Daughter over something like this is horrible.

My thoughts are with her family.

:O)

P


19 posted on 11/26/2005 12:45:41 PM PST by papasmurf (I watched the 11/18/05-SMACKDOWN in Congress!!!)
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To: EveningStar
Anyone with an acute allergy (bee stings, food, etc.) should always have with them an Epi-pen (provides a self-administered injection of epinephrine , you need a prescription) and several Benadryl.
20 posted on 11/26/2005 12:47:20 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Liberals are blind. They are the dupes of Leftists who know exactly what they're doing.)
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To: EveningStar
I wonder how long they had been boyfriend/girlfriend if he didn't know she was allergic to peanuts?

Something is wrong with this story...
21 posted on 11/26/2005 12:47:20 PM PST by babygene (Viable after 87 trimesters)
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To: Hildy

In the last year or so, there have been some items posted here about elementary school cafeterias banning any kind of peanut product whatsoever---even a student bringing something privately, in his or her own lunch from home.


22 posted on 11/26/2005 12:51:39 PM PST by Clara Lou
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To: EveningStar

Wasn't this on an episode of CSI?


23 posted on 11/26/2005 12:52:11 PM PST by HitmanLV (Listen to my demos for Savage Nation contest: http://www.geocities.com/mr_vinnie_vegas/index.html)
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To: EveningStar

Its like Rogue from the X-Men movies, sad thing.


24 posted on 11/26/2005 12:58:06 PM PST by aft_lizard (What does G-d look like then if we evolved from nothing?See Genisis Ch 1:26-27)
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To: Kjobs; Hildy

I heard about this peanut allergy a while back. Some airlines have stopped handing out peanuts as snacks.

Speaking of anaphylactic shock and allergies, I know a lady who is allergic to olive oil!


25 posted on 11/26/2005 12:59:12 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: wyattearp
I'm betting that that guy will never get a date again...

More than likely, he'll date again, and have a normal life, and not feel guilty for what happened. There is no way he should be blamed.

26 posted on 11/26/2005 12:59:23 PM PST by khenrich (Hillary is changing her colors. She's a chameleon. No, she's a liberal.)
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To: HitmanNY

Probably. I don't remember.


27 posted on 11/26/2005 1:02:02 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: Clara Lou; Kjobs
Wondering the same thing, do you think it might be that they were just declared heart attacks or unknown causes in the past?

In studying the familial history of a family that was disposed to a certain rare genetic disease, we found that causes of death were all attributed to cardiac arrest, not the disease which caused it, until later years when the specifics were identified.

28 posted on 11/26/2005 1:04:22 PM PST by Lady Jag (Honor - Dignity - Courage - Troll Consumption)
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To: Clara Lou
In the last year or so, there have been some items posted here about elementary school cafeterias banning any kind of peanut product whatsoever---even a student bringing something privately, in his or her own lunch from home.

Well, that's bureaucratic stupidity that just begs for civil disobedience. And, I would hope, gets it.

29 posted on 11/26/2005 1:05:57 PM PST by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: Hank Rearden

That was pretty much the gist of the posts on that thread. [I searched for it, but didn't find it.]


30 posted on 11/26/2005 1:08:24 PM PST by Clara Lou
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To: Kjobs
Why the hell are so many people suddenly allergic to peanuts? This was not a problem when I was a kid.

My friends youngest son has an allergy to peanuts.

My friend was asking the same thing about where the hell this came from.

The doc gave some mumbo jumbo about people getting healthier but the body changing and some other crap.

For awhile he gave his son one shot for emergencies but now, gives him 2 emergency needles to carry.

Its really heart breaking watching a kid have to learn how to use a needle "just in case".

31 posted on 11/26/2005 1:12:21 PM PST by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: EveningStar
Tragic. Anyone with that kind of severe allergy must always have one of these around:


32 posted on 11/26/2005 1:14:00 PM PST by Pharmboy (The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones.)
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To: Hank Rearden
Well, that's bureaucratic stupidity that just begs for civil disobedience. And, I would hope, gets it.

I would hope not.

Everyonce in a blue moon the stupid bureaucracy gets something right.

Thats one of them.

33 posted on 11/26/2005 1:15:17 PM PST by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: Sonny M; Kjobs

It might have something to do with peanut products used in more and more foods which can cause sensitization, esp. when fed to younger children. Just speculation...


34 posted on 11/26/2005 1:16:42 PM PST by Pharmboy (The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones.)
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To: Kjobs
Why the hell are so many people suddenly allergic to peanuts?

There was a case in Maryland a few years ago where the mother sued, not just to make her kid's school peanut-free, but to force all the other kids' HOMES to become peanut-free as well. In the newspaper article, it said that her morning sickness had been so bad that the only thing she could keep down was peanut butter, and she ate a jar a day. Apparently it DOES cross the placental barrier, & sensitized the poor kid prenatally.

35 posted on 11/26/2005 1:17:13 PM PST by nina0113
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To: IncPen

What is it about people names "bert"? We don't have good luck with them around here.


36 posted on 11/26/2005 1:17:59 PM PST by Mjaye
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To: Sonny M
No. Wrong. Normal people should live normal lives and enjoy their PB&J sandwiches.

People with allergies need to carry with them, and know how to use, treatments to protect themselves - or they will eventually die ugly deaths in public. Sorry, that's the way it is; you can't avoid peanuts always and everywhere.

Or, they can stay home. They can choose - it's a theoretically-free country.

37 posted on 11/26/2005 1:18:06 PM PST by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: nina0113
Apparently it DOES cross the placental barrier, & sensitized the poor kid prenatally.
Interesting. As valid an explanation as any, I guess. How sad. I cannot imagine the stress of trying to raise a child with such an extreme and potentially deadly allergic reaction.
38 posted on 11/26/2005 1:20:32 PM PST by Clara Lou
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To: Ronaldus Magnus
The article doesn't say if paramedics made it to the scene while she was still alive. We train for this all the time. I have had patient's giving themselves expired nitro and wondering why they were not responding and thought this must be "the big one". Her medication could have been expired and useless. It's hard to say. It's a tragedy for sure.
39 posted on 11/26/2005 1:20:56 PM PST by tioga
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To: Hank Rearden
People with allergies need to carry with them, and know how to use, treatments to protect themselves - or they will eventually die ugly deaths in public. Sorry, that's the way it is; you can't avoid peanuts always and everywhere.

You have never watched a 2nd grade kid have to learn to use a needle have you?

Kids are Kids, but I guess enjoying a PB&J sandwich is more important then some little kid dying.

Banning peanut butter from school is not some slippery slope nonsense, just commone sense.

40 posted on 11/26/2005 1:21:32 PM PST by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: Danae

I had had an anaphylactic reaction to an IVP, and it was the scariest thing one could imagine; throat closed up, eyes swelled shut, couldn't breathe, etc., was literally suffocating. And couldn't get the attention of the doctor and tech, who had their backs turned. It is most certainly serious, and I nearly lost my life with medical help two feet away.

Some poor kid out on a date who doesn't get the shot immediately is in big, big trouble. I truly don't know if I could have given myself a shot before it was too late.


41 posted on 11/26/2005 1:22:10 PM PST by Mjaye
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To: Sonny M

Fine - you continue on your ban-the-peanut crusade, then move on to sharp objects and paper cuts. The rest of us will just ignore the irrational loons.


42 posted on 11/26/2005 1:23:27 PM PST by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: Pharmboy
It might have something to do with peanut products used in more and more foods which can cause sensitization, esp. when fed to younger children. Just speculation...

Maybe, the doc just gave him some complicated theory.

Me and him, personally, think the doctor had no idea and was just quoting something he probably read.

For what its worth, my friends son, is pretty healthy, smart, and a good athlete so this hasn't had much affect on his day to day life (outside of having to carry his "emergencies").

He is also smart enough to not eat any thing unless his parents say so.

43 posted on 11/26/2005 1:24:21 PM PST by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: Sonny M
Banning peanut butter from school is not some slippery slope nonsense, just commone sense.

But it's inadequate & gives the kid a false sense of security - what if he's sitting next to a little girl who had a peanut butter & banana sandwich for breakfast, before she left her house? That was the rationale of the woman in Maryland.

44 posted on 11/26/2005 1:24:23 PM PST by nina0113
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To: nina0113

Well, they better stay away from the Texas Roadhouse. There is a warning sign at the door. Peanuts and peanut dust are everywhere and the place is packed every night. Go figure.


45 posted on 11/26/2005 1:26:09 PM PST by tioga
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To: Hank Rearden
Fine - you continue on your ban-the-peanut crusade, then move on to sharp objects and paper cuts.

Ah yes, the slippery slope nonsense.

Simply put, to many kids have allergies to peanuts, its lethal to them.

Naturally, you think kids should bring something that can kill their classmates to school.

Me saying, "hmmm, maybe we should be carefull that little kids don't have stuff that can kill other little kids".

Thats irrational?

Rrrrright.

46 posted on 11/26/2005 1:26:45 PM PST by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: nina0113
But it's inadequate & gives the kid a false sense of security - what if he's sitting next to a little girl who had a peanut butter & banana sandwich for breakfast, before she left her house? That was the rationale of the woman in Maryland.

Its a good point, but banning it is a minimum safety precaution.

I'll admit, I have an emotional tie to this, one of my good friends has a son with a peanut allergy.

I'll admit that I worry a little bit about him, banning peanuts from his school, to me is a wise thing (though before he got there, it was banned anyway).

48 posted on 11/26/2005 1:29:26 PM PST by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: Sonny M
Ah yes, the slippery slope nonsense.

Nonsense? Look, you're the one who wants Big Stupid Government to take normal food away from normal people.

That's like saying we need to ban cars because some kids run into the street without looking.

49 posted on 11/26/2005 1:31:38 PM PST by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: EveningStar

www.foodallergy.org

and

www.peanutallergy.com

are pretty good resources.

Also, sometimes using an Epi-Pen autoinjector and taking antihistamines just is not enough.

I'm so sorry this happened.


50 posted on 11/26/2005 1:31:43 PM PST by DBrow
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