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Main Discussion Board / Re: Always mention FA to medical providers
« Last post by Macabre on Yesterday at 03:06:15 PM »
Oh wow. That is such a scary situation.

Yeah, with DS' mouth stuff, it's something I really worry about.
Mfrs. & Packaged Food / Re: Krispy Kreme introducing peanut donut
« Last post by candyguru on Yesterday at 01:36:05 PM »
They have all but disappeared from my area, but I hardly even noticed.  I think they're gross - waaaay too sweet for me.  :P

yes, with healthy eating trends these days, Krispy Kreme pulled out of many markets in recent years.

Maybe they are hoping introducing nuts may help them to increase sales?
Traveling & Restaurants / Fuddruckers?
« Last post by joshsmom on Yesterday at 07:24:04 AM »
Does anyone have information on fuddruckers? My son is allergic to peanuts/treenuts.
Main Discussion Board / Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Last post by GoingNuts on July 21, 2017, 03:29:26 PM »
It's not her fault at all. The ER staff should had recommended f/u with an allergist, and given her an Rx for an autoinjector.  Swelling + not being able to breathe?  Yeesh!
Main Discussion Board / Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Last post by name on July 21, 2017, 03:23:18 PM »
It may not be her fault. As of the time I write this post in late 2017, the national EMT standards for anaphylaxis are only to administer epinephrine ONLY if bronchospasm and hypotension present.  These are the offline protocols from our regional medical director. We are trained that full body hives, GI distress, and dizziness are not signs (observed) or symptoms (reported by patient) of anaphylaxis. The rest is assumed to be attributed to patient anxiety or simple hives regardless of history.  Our textbook, which is considered the gold standard, makes no mention of mast cells, etc., only the release of histamines. 

The bottom line here is making administration of epinephrine possible for BLS (EMT-B) has not transferred successfully in concert with recognition of anaphylaxis as allergists and all major allergy and anaphylaxis organizations have defined for years. Short 'N Sweet version: EMS are trained to administer only if wheezing and blood pressure drop present. We otherwise are trained to consider it anxiety or benadryl the appropriate drug for histamine.
Main Discussion Board / Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Last post by spacecanada on July 21, 2017, 02:42:18 PM »
There. Are. No. Words.
Main Discussion Board / Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Last post by GoingNuts on July 21, 2017, 12:30:01 PM »
Last night I was with the last patient of the day, and I was taking some medical history.  She told me she was allergic to shellfish, and when I asked her what happens when she eats it, she said if she even touches shrimp she swells up and can't breathe.  When I asked if she carried an epipen, she didn't even know what it was.  She had never heard of it.  She's been to the ER 4 times in the past several years, and was only told to "Drink Benadryl with Pepsi".

I wrote "Epinephrine" down for her, and told her to speak to her MD about it.  GGA.  :disappointed:
July 13, 2017

Bestherbs Coffee LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots of New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee, 13 grams to the consumer level. FDA laboratory analysis confirmed the presence of desmethyl carbodenafil.  Desmethyl carbodenafil is structurally similar to sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, an FDA-approved prescription drug for erectile dysfunction (ED).
New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee also contains undeclared milk.

These undeclared ingredient may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs, such as nitroglycerin, and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.  Men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates.  In addition, people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee is used as a male enhancement and is packaged in 13 gram red packs, UPC 557205060083 in a box and each box contains 25 packets.  Bestherbs  Coffee LLC distributed this product from July 2014 through June 2016.  New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee is consumed as an instant coffee. New Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee was distributed nationwide to consumers via individuals or internet.  No  illness has been reported to date.
Bestherbs Coffee LLC is notifying its customers by phone.  Consumers that have New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee which is being recalled should stop using/discard/ and contact their doctor.  Please return the product to Bestherbs Coffee LLC, 4250 Claremont Dr, Grand Priarie, TX 75052.  Customers returning the product will be reimbursed by check for the returned goods and postage.
Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Bestherbs Natural Coffee at 817-903-2288 or,  Monday thru Friday 9am to 5pm CST. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.
Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.
Complete and submit the report Online:
Regular Mail or Fax: Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178
This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Main Discussion Board / Always mention FA to medical providers
« Last post by Mezzo on July 21, 2017, 09:56:43 AM »
Just a little story:

My DD is getting teeth out at the oral surgeon. When I scheduled it, I told them about her PA and latex allergy. I wrote it on her form. Then when the assistant was asking questions about her past history of asthma as she was about to start working on her, I asked if she knew about her allergies. She said, "What?? You have a peanut allergy? You should write that on the form! I just ate peanuts." I told her I did write it on the form.

She got someone else to work on her.
Recipes & Cooking / Re: Instant Pot!
« Last post by Stinky10 on July 19, 2017, 02:10:14 PM »
tried the quick yogurt - it failed

corn on the cob - awesome

pot in pot oatmeal - yum!
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