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Student Dies Days After Reaction To Sandwich

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am071, if you dont mind talking about what happened, there are some questions that run through our minds whenever this happens.

Did your sister carry an epi-pen? Was it used immediately?

I hope you understand that this is NOT about blaming anyone. The more knowledge we have, the better we are prepard to protect ourselves and/or our children.

My sister didnt carry an epi-pen, because she was refused one.
But we were told that even if she did have one on her and used it, it wouldnt have helped as the reaction was so severe.

I know she knew about her allergies - were previous reactions anaphylactic?

am071, I am so sorry for your loss. Becca

am071: I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for taking the time to post on this Board. Take Care,


if amanda ever came up against peanuts her lips would swell up and and her eyes and mouth would get really itchy..sometimes her asthma would play up, but nothing her inhaler or nebuliser, or even piriton couldnt sort out.
Nothing ever as severe as anaphylaxis had ever happened to her.

AM071, We are a community here and every death from food allergy hits hard. My thoughts go out to you and your family.

Do you mind if I ask if the sandwich had nuts in it?
Was the source of the reaction tracked down?


[This message has been edited by Adele (edited December 20, 2005).]

no the sandwich didnt contain nuts, but we were starting to wonder if it could have been a bite of a muffin she also had..but apparently neither of them contained nuts so it may just have been near something in the counter that actually did contain nuts.
her asthma was also bad at the time which made matters worse.

we know where the the food was bought..but there is nothing we can do about it because behind the counter there is a sign saying some food may contain nuts, but its hardly noticable.

im not even sure if it was there before it happened.

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