- ask about any food before you eat - asking takes only a second
and can save a life - a restaurant card from Anaphylaxis Canada
can help you explain.
- keep a snack with you, just in case you can't eat the food where
- common alternate names for your allergen and pay attention to
- if you don't have epinephrine with you - don't eat! Epinephrine
can save your life. Keep it with you, let your friends know where
to find it and teach them how to use an auto-injector.
- food allergens can be used in cosmetics, so be sure to read the
labels just as you would for food. Call manufacturers to ask or
take certain brands in to your allergist - cosmetics, bath and massage
oils labeled "hypoallergenic" may contain food proteins,
so be careful.
- risky? Possibly. Be sure your date knows about your allergy and
takes it seriously. You can have a reaction by kissing someone who's
eaten your trigger (like eating a peanut butter sandwich then kissing).
Let them know what a serious reaction might look like, show them
your epinephrine and how to use it.