Our directory is intended as a resource for people with peanut and nut allergies. It contains foods, helpful products, and much more.
- What is a Peanut Allergy
- Foods to Avoid
- The Allergic Reaction
- Recognizing and Treating Anaphylaxis
- Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
- Medical ID Bracelets
- Support Groups
Peanut Free and Nut Free
Other Food Allergies
Shot Could Have Saved Girl\'s Life
Shot could have saved teen's life, doctor says
10:32 AM EST on Thursday, January 27, 2005
By MARK BOONE / 6NEWS
CONCORD, N.C. -- A teenage girl left behind the medicine that may have saved her life. Doctors say the girl suffered from an allergic reaction to an ingredient in Chinese food.
Gina Marie Hunt died Saturday after eating lunch at the Concord Mills food court.
The girl's family told a local newspaper that Hunt had severe allergic reactions to peanuts. She could not even be around people who ate peanut butter.
Doctors say when Hunt accidentally ate something containing peanuts, she was nowhere near the one thing that could have saved her life.