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Traveling & Restaurants / Bahamas
« Last post by hezzier on July 17, 2019, 09:11:13 AM »
Starting to do some research for April vacation next year...thinking about the Bahamas.  Atlantis is way too expensive especially since we can use DH's Hyatt points.  We are looking at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in Nassua.

Anyone have any info about the hotel or the Bahamas in general?


From an allergy travel website, I know that the Hyatt in Aruba was great with food allergies, wondering if this one is the same.
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Traveling & Restaurants / Re: Smithfield chicken and bbq-NC restaurant
« Last post by joshsmom on July 17, 2019, 12:27:59 AM »
Hi we just went there in Wilmington! My son loved it! The manager was very knowledgeable about the food and ingredients. My son was in heaven. He ate 2 bbq sandwiches and 2 orders of French fries. DS allergic to peanuts, a few tree nuts, sesame and sunflower seeds.
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WASHINGTON, July 14, 2019 – Fieldsource Food Systems, Inc., a Brea, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 12,953 pounds of diced beef and chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain wheat, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.
The uncooked, marinated, diced beef and chicken cubes were produced from June 9 through July 10, 2019. The following products are subject to recall: [View labels (PDF only)]
20-lb. boxes containing four unmarked 5 lb. plastic bags with “FIELDSOURCE Food Systems, Inc. NORTHGATE MARKET MARINATED BEEF CUBES” and lot codes 061019 through 071019 represented on the label.
 
20-lb. boxes containing four unmarked 5 lb. plastic bags with “FIELDSOURCE Food Systems, Inc. NORTHGATE MARKET MARINATED CHICKEN CUBES” and lot codes 061019 through 071019 represented on the label.
The beef products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 45141” and the chicken products bear establishment number “P-45141” inside the USDA marks of inspection. These items were shipped to grocery stores in California and used behind the deli counter. This product is not sold uncooked to consumers.
The problem was discovered during routine label verifications being performed by FSIS.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be in refrigerators or freezers behind the deli counter in grocery stores. The delis should not use the products. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms are notifying their customers of the recall and that actions are being taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Joe Bonefide, V.P. of Sales, at (714) 529-3663.  Media with questions about the recall can contact Chris O’Brien, Plant Manager, at (714) 529-3663.
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Allergy Research & News / Emerage EAI Failure
« Last post by spacecanada on July 15, 2019, 01:51:40 AM »
Article:
https://www.gov.uk/drug-device-alerts/class-4-medicines-defect-information-emerade-150-300-and-500-microgram-solution-for-injection-in-pre-filled-syringe-mdr-55-06-18

This is becoming an unfortunate trend: EpiPen recalls, Auvi-Q recalls, more EpiPen recalls, EpiPen shortages, Emerade failures... and always a good reminder to carry two EAIs with you at all times.

Other EAI devices in the UK: Jext, EpiPen
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Two extra strength Zantac each day did not control my reflux.  Doctor switched me to prescription omeprazole (Prilosec, but rx is cheaper than even generic OTC).  One capsule each morning on an empty stomach and my reflux is the best it's been in years.  Also, try elevating his head while sleeping.  I was doing that for a bit of relief, but don't need to anymore.  FWIW, my reflux is always worse when my stomach is empty.

You should also check out the reflux thread(s) in the Other Health section below.
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Alright, I (my husband I guess, not me.. me for sanity reasons due to this) NEED HELP.
In April, he started getting a burning feeling in his throat.  He's dealt with minor acid reflux before, nothing Tums or Pepcid wouldn't fix.
Well he stopped eating because it was burning so much.  This guy is 116lbs soaking wet, on a GOOD day, that's always been his norm.  He's since had an endoscopy, they found 15 eosinaphils in his lower antrum, he had himself convinced it was EOE and it was the end of the world and his life.  I'll admit, he had me almost convinced.  He then had another endoscopy done, and his results were GERD and Gastritis. 

He's still not eating much, is down to 98lbs due to NOT eating.

His symptoms are feeling like he's choking, like food takes a while to go down, constant burning, sour taste in his mouth, burning tongue.  This man is this biggest hard headed fool I've seen.  (I love him, I swear, we just clash so much with our opinions on his treatment, lol.)  He's very condescending and rude about everything we try to get him to do.

What should we do?  Dr's aren't helping, Zantac and Nexium dind't help.  I just want my husband back - without the snarky attitude.
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Main Discussion Board / Re: Symjepi found a partner in order to produce it
« Last post by Janelle205 on July 10, 2019, 12:40:38 AM »
I think that these would be great for camps. Cost wise, we are sitting on a serious chunk of change epi-pen wise.  We mostly use them for trips - campers with known allergies bring their own.  We're mostly preparing for the possibility of an unknown insect sting allergy or an allergy that presents only in the case of multiple stings.  We pack them as well as we can, but less tech is probably better for a product that we are taking on wilderness trips.  It would take more training and some updates to our standing orders, but I think that is preferrable to an injector failing in the middle of nowhere with iffy phone service.
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Main Discussion Board / Re: Symjepi found a partner in order to produce it
« Last post by spacecanada on July 09, 2019, 04:46:33 PM »
And now, it's available for purchase:
https://www.allergicliving.com/2019/07/09/%EF%BB%BFsymjepi-epinephrine-syringe-rolls-mylan-shortage-persists/

I won't be trading in my EpiPen or Allerject/Auvi-Q autoinjectors any time soon.  But, I could see these as a great option in schools (with nurses), aeroplanes, with first responders, or in disaster kits, among other applications.  The price for two of these is still ridiculously high, but still less than Mylan generic, last I saw those prices.
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Other foods/MFA/EE / Re: Allergy to Wheat Flour Additive, Azodicarbonamide
« Last post by spacecanada on July 09, 2019, 09:29:40 AM »
Have you had any reactions to other wheat products, with or without exercise?

In another thread you mentioned a food challenge for this at the allergist. What did they have to say?  People can have reactions to any number of things, and if you have it figured out or even narrowed down, that is a huge first step.

If you are avoiding this ingredient and still having reactions be sure to keep a journal of what you are and your activities afterward to see if there is another connection.

And, always keep two epinephrine autoinjectors on your person.
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Other foods/MFA/EE / Allergy to Wheat Flour Additive, Azodicarbonamide
« Last post by Eagle57555 on July 09, 2019, 12:00:22 AM »
Hi, Azodicarbonamide is additive to wheat that is used to condition wheat by flour manufacturers.  I have had anaphylaxis reactions to wheat products(particularly when combining with exercise) and I am suspecting this additive that is illegal in the EU and has been dropped by Subway.  Wondering if others are suspecting this additive as a possible allergen.
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