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Food allergy clinics a test of faith for desperate families

Original post made on May 22, 2019

New clinics are opening and offering food-allergy treatment to desperate families, but some researchers say it's too soon to guarantee patient safety or even that it will work as promised.

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Posted by Gary Demo
a resident of Escondido School
on May 22, 2019 at 9:33 pm

This is a serious problem, I have a son who is at risk and I urge the community to send it's thoughts to the FDA or to whoever is in charge to eradicate the immediate threats that engage us every day. We need to act quickly to make sure a therapy is instated. There are companies with therapies and this needs to be expedited. A whole lot of stress will be alleviated with such therapies.


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Posted by Xiao Ping
a resident of Crescent Park
on May 23, 2019 at 10:00 am

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Posted by Mr. Peanut Sends His Regards
a resident of Crescent Park
on May 23, 2019 at 2:51 pm

I used to get a scratchy throat from eating peanuts up until I was about 5 or 6.

And then the symptoms mysteriously went away as I got older.

Today I am a regular peanut eater and cannot imagine a world without peanuts (i.e. peanut butter, peanut butter cookies, crushed & sprinkled on Chinese Chicken salad, dry roasted peanuts, peanuts in shell, peanut oil etc.).

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Posted by RX Should Be Required For Sale Of Peanuts
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on May 24, 2019 at 9:57 am

Peanut allergies are serious afflictions and accidental exposure can be deadly.

Because of this, peanuts should not be sold on the open market and to purchase them should require either an MD's approval/certification or a state issued peanut-buyer's permit of sorts.

A child down the street was at the baylands duck pond recently and given a bag of peanuts to feed the ducks. After about 40 minutes, he swelled-up like a bicycle inner tube with red splotches and had difficulty in breathing. Fortunately, a Boy Scout nearby recognized the symptoms and happened to have some benedryl in his backpack. Another passerby offered his asthma inhaler.

Peanuts are silent killers and their distribution should be tightly monitored like opiods.



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Posted by Peanuts Are A Schedule One Substance
a resident of Greenmeadow
on May 24, 2019 at 1:18 pm

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Posted by A Precautionary Note
a resident of another community
on May 24, 2019 at 7:28 pm

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Posted by News
a resident of JLS Middle School
on May 24, 2019 at 9:53 pm

Ducks eat peanuts? I’ve always fed them bread... gluten feee of course.


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Posted by A Precautionary Note
a resident of another community
on May 25, 2019 at 7:31 am

> Ducks eat peanuts? I’ve always fed them bread... gluten feee of course.

Ducks eat just about anything...bread, popcorn, peanuts etc.

They are the ultimate snacker.


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Posted by Mr. Peanut Sends His Regards
a resident of Crescent Park
on May 25, 2019 at 2:34 pm

> Rx Should Be Required For Sale Of Peanuts

*trying to picture buying a bag of peanuts at the pharmacy*

> Peanuts should be considered a Schedule One substance as per DEA guidelines...
Peanuts consist of chemicals and have no medical use as a drug.

Schedule 1: marijuana, heroin, LSD, ecstasy, and magic mushrooms...and now PEANUTS?


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Posted by A Precautionary Note
a resident of another community
on May 25, 2019 at 7:27 pm

> *trying to picture buying a bag of peanuts at the pharmacy*

That probably won't happen. Instead there will be peanut dispensaries licensed by the state.


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Posted by RX Should Be Required For Sale Of Peanuts
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on May 26, 2019 at 12:55 pm

Ballgames and zoos also pose a potential problem.

Parents should have their children tested prior to entering these venues.

Even a mild breeze can promote peanut allergens to disperse in the air and this in itself can have serious repercussions.

Chinese restaurant menus should also list whether they use peanut oil...the same kind of warning as for MSG.

And lastly, popular candy bars such as Payday, Baby Ruth, Snickers and Butterfinger etc. should have warning labels attached. This guideline should also apply to See's Candies.


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Posted by Peanut ID Bracelet?
a resident of Greenmeadow
on May 26, 2019 at 3:57 pm

Maybe people who are allergic to peanuts should wear some sort of ID bracelet to alert others that peanut dust and/or offering them some peanuts could have adverse effects.

Medic-Alert has them for epilepsy, diabetes etc. Maybe a peanut-shaped bracelet would stand out and provide easy recognition.

Planters could offer these bracelets as a promotional item.


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