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Woman dies from prawn allergy: How to prevent eating mishaps

A 60-year-old woman died after eating prawns despite knowing she was allergic to the shellfish. It’s important to take food allergies seriously – here are some ways to prevent them.

1. Read food labels for ingredients

Know which foods cause signs and symptoms of an allergy and avoid them.

2. Ask the restaurant

When dining out, ask for information on the ingredients in your food.

3. Carry emergency epinephrine

Epinephrine is a drug used for treating severe allergic reactions.

4. Wear a medical bracelet or necklace

Young children or the elderly with caregivers can consider carrying this, with their allergy information contained in it.

Source: Health Hub

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Published at Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:00:00 +0000