The Kiss of Death

25 11 2005

In a sad reminder of the power of allergies, a 15 year old Quebec girl has died after kissing her boyfriend.  The girl had a peanut allergy, and he had eaten peanut butter recently.  That’s all it took.

She had an adrenaline shot administered almost immediately (probably and epi-pen), but she died later in hospital.

I’m allergic to nuts (NOT peanuts – peanuts are relatives of beans and peas – legume family) and here are some of my thoughts:

  1. Be sensitive of the allergies of people around you – particularly food allergies.

  2. If you have allergies, make sure people around you understand your condition, and possible treatment options

  3. Wear a medic alert bracelet or necklace.

  4. This poor boy will now be scarred for life – Probably a first or 2nd girlfriend, and his kiss kills her.  That’s gotta be harsh!



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