Coke

Posted on: Mon, 07/12/1999 - 8:10am
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My nephew who is allergic to peanuts and over the weekend he had an accidental ingestion of some food containging peanuts. He complained of tingling tongue and had slight problem with breathing. His parents did not have the epipen jr with them. They immediately ordered a Coke and his symptoms subsided. Two years ago I heard a similar story where someone else was having breathing problem after ingesting some nuts and he also recovered after drinking Coke. Has anyone heard of such a thing? I guess caffeine is a weak adrenaline. I still recommended my brother to carry the epipen all the time despite his claim of the "smart move".

Posted on: Tue, 07/13/1999 - 12:05am
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pMy daughter is not only allergic to peanuts but has asthma. I had heard somewhere there caffeine could work as a bronchodilator in a pinch. (I would not depend on it!) One night at one of our little league games, she had been running around in the damp air and started coughing. I tried the Coke and it helped. She is not a severe asthmatic and I had the Benedryl and EpiPen but not the inhaler. (DUH!!) We live very close to the ball field so I left with her to get her inhaler. She was fine but now the inhaler is in the pack with the allergy medication. /p
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Tammy Lynn/p

Posted on: Tue, 07/13/1999 - 1:30pm
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pHi,br /
I heard somewhere that coke was invented by a pharmasist. And could be used for stomach prolbems. It would be interesting to know more about this. Anyone live in Ga.near the Coca Cola factory museum?br /
God Bless,br /
Lori/p
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Posted on: Tue, 07/13/1999 - 8:52pm
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pYup, I'm within 30 min. of the Coke Museum. We've never been, so maybe we'll take a trip before summers over check it out - Now I have an excuse [img]http://client.ibboards.com/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]/p
pI do know the original formula was created by a pharmacist, and we had a pediatrician who was in his 70's who told me to give my kids watered-down Coca Cola for colic. It worked! I still give them Coke when they are feeling queezy or car sick. /p
pI'll try get to the Coke museum in the next couple of weeks make a full report. SM/ [img]http://client.ibboards.com/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]/p

Posted on: Thu, 07/15/1999 - 9:22pm
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pMmmm - my husband likes to take flat (ie. non fizzy) Coke when he has an upset stomach - he either shakes it vigorously until carbonation subsisdes or adds a bit of sugar./p
pI always thought it a bit odd - but, after reading the posts, perhaps there is something in it after all!/p
pDoes the Coke museum you refer to have a web site we could visit?/p

Posted on: Thu, 07/15/1999 - 10:30pm
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pthe web site for coke isbr /
[url="http://www.coke.com"]http://www.coke.com[/url]br /
orbr /
[url="http://www.cocacola.com"]http://www.cocacola.com[/url]br /
both work.../p

Posted on: Fri, 07/16/1999 - 12:27am
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pCoca-cola syrup is frequently prescribed my doctors as an anti-nausea medication. I have seen some smaller drugstores actually carry a carton of the powder and you just add water. It is the same principle as the medication "Emetrol". I guess there is some theory to drinking really sweet, syrupy fluids that helps nausea. Never worked for me personally.br /
Christine/p

Posted on: Thu, 07/22/1999 - 5:29am
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pCaffeine (present in Coke) is structurally similar to theophylline- a broncodilator. Coffee will do the same "trick"./p

Posted on: Thu, 07/22/1999 - 6:04am
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pTea is actually better than coffee as it has theophylline in greater amounts than coffee. This was something my allergist told me when we were dealing with getting my asthma under control./p
pMary Lynn/p

Posted on: Tue, 07/27/1999 - 1:09am
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pI would certainly not rely on Coke to stop anbr /
anaphylactic reaction. Perhaps it helps bronchodilate in extremely mild respiratorybr /
problems, but don't forget that reactions tend to worsen over time. Also, Coke is comprised mainly of water and sugar -- the caffeine content is approx. half that of a cup of coffee. Not a true medication in any sense of the word./p
pNot to be a naysayer, but Epinephrine is the way to go. Let's not inadvertenly mislead visitors to thinking that "Coke is it" where allergies are concerned./p
pBest wishes./p

Posted on: Wed, 08/11/1999 - 2:45pm
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pI just discovered my 16 mo old son's PA 3 days ago and am trying to educate myself quickly. I saw "natural flavorings" as potential source of peanuts on FAN's list, and happened to notice on my Diet Coke label tonight. I haven't contacted Coke to find out what their natural flavorings are, but this is just something to keep in mind./p

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