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traveling to Jamaica with peanut allergy????

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I am traveling to Jamaica next week i am 26 and have had a peanut allergy since i was 2. I have always been very careful and cautious about what i eat or products i use therefor i have never actually had an allergic reaction yet, which makes me nervous because i don't really know what will happen to me if i did eat something with nuts. I hear Jamaica is actually pretty good that they're recipes rarely ever contain any peanut/nut products. can anyone on here confirm this information for me? thank you!

By judyfix on Mar 27, 2013

Please be careful. There are plenty of chances to encounter peanuts in food and cross-contamination with peanuts in Jamaica. here's a few: many Ital dishes contain peanuts. They are added to porridge for breakfast and stewed in vegetable curries. There is a drink called Peenie Wallie which contains peanuts. Jamaicans love peanuts and eat them a lot - I lived there for years and travelled the island extensively - so please be careful. Get a room with a kitchenette and cook, or be very careful and specific when dining out - I don't have to tell you about carrying extra epi's and benadryl. Most hospitals are a good distance away, and peanut allergies are not common on the island.

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