What would you do?

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By HealinRN on Wed, 06-30-10, 15:54

My 18 year old daughter is a bagger at Kroger. She's been there 1.5 years and never had a problem before. She is anaphylactically allergic to peanuts. Her coworkers graciously handle any peanut item that comes through the line. The other day, the bagger next to her dropped a jar of peanuts. Peanuts went flying everywhere. THEY MADE HER WAIT TO OBTAIN PERMISSION FROM HER SUPERVISOR BEFORE ALLOWING HER TO GO OUTSIDE. I am fired up!! She immediately got the itchy throat, watering eyes, wheezing..Aside from transferring to another position, what would you do as a parent?

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By BestAllergySites on Wed, 06-30-10, 18:03

I posted an additional comment at your original thread. ;)

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By Mrsdocrse on Mon, 07-05-10, 13:39

If that was my daughter I would have called the manager. Tell your daughter that she needs to protect herself and don't wait for anyone's permission to leave to get her epi or meds if she is having a reaction! I would make the manager aware. I would be furious!

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By JohnConnor12 on Mon, 08-09-10, 10:08

Peanut allergy is a type of food allergy distinct from nut allergies. It is a type 1 hypersensitivity reaction to dietary substances from peanuts causing an overreaction of the immune system which in a small percentage of people may lead to severe physical symptoms. It is estimated to affect 0.4-0.6% of the population.

The most severe peanut allergies can result in anaphylaxis, an emergency situation requiring immediate attention and treatment with epinephrine.

It is usually treated with an exclusion diet and vigilant avoidance of foods that may contain whole peanuts or peanut particles and/or oils.

Currently there is no confirmed treatment to prevent or cure allergic reactions to peanuts; however some children have been recently participating in a method of treating the allergy to peanuts. This method consists of feeding the children minuscule peanut traces which gradually become larger and larger in order to desensitize the immune system to the peanut allergens. Strict avoidance of peanuts is the only way to avoid an allergic reaction. Children and adults are advised to carry epinephrine injectors to treat anaphylaxis.

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