Friday, February 29, 2008

Peanut Allergies - by Courtney

Do you have a peanut Allergy? I do, and last month, on January 17, my mom came home with a peanut butter smoothie. I thought that it was just a little something from Caribou, but it wasn’t. As soon as I tasted it my mom yelled, “No, that has peanuts in it!” I spit it back out. I could feel the blood rushing to my head, and my lips were swelling up my throat was swelling too. I never want to feel that feeling ever again.
Peanuts are the most common allergy and they often find their way into things you wouldn't imagine. If you’re eating at a restaurant ask the waitress if the food you’re having has anything to do with nuts. Don’t go to Big Bowl if you have a peanut allergy because most of their things have peanut oil in them. Even if the waitress says it’s ok, they could still have a splash of peanut oil.
People allergic to peanuts can also be allergic to tree nuts, almonds, Brazil nuts, walnuts, hazelnuts, macadamias, pistachios, pecans, and cashews. Stay away from all those nuts!


ConCav said...

How scary for you, Courtney! We just had my youngest son tested for allergies. It turns out he has very minor allergies to peanuts, milk and eggs. Luckily, the doctor says he will outgrow these in a few years. Thanks for educating us on the dangers of food allergies!

Mr. C.

Anonymous said...

That is so scary!!! You must have been really scary!!



Anonymous said...

Wow! That's amazing. I hope that doesn't happen to you again!!!
Thanks for letting me know about how dangerous allergies are.


Anonymous said...

scary!!! im glad im not allergic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~jacob atom

Anonymous said...

wow courtney thats scary!hope that doesnt happen again!

kate & courtney this is me

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tips on how to avoid eating something with peanut butter. I'll have to tell my friend about the tip because she's allergic to peanuts too.


Anonymous said...

wow so scary! i'll be sure to inform my friends that has a penut allergy

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