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Ep. 22: Food Allergy Myth Busting

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What better way to start 2020 than to bust some food allergy myths?

We asked our listeners what food allergy statements they wonder are a myth. Dr G sheds some truth on common misconceptions that circulate the food allergy community.

The myths tackled in this episode:

  • Only kids are affected by food allergies

  • Each reaction is worse than the last

  • Exercise can make a reaction more severe

  • Aspirin and alcohol can also increase your chances of having an allergic reaction to food

  • The absence of a protein makes an item/ingredient completely safe

  • Peanut oil is safe for people with a peanut allergy.

  • People with milk allergy are fine with lactose-free food

  • Everyone grows out of their milk allergy

  • You can have an allergic reaction to airborne peanuts

  • You shouldn't worry about peanuts on planes

  • You can have an anaphylactic reaction by only touching food

  • You can't be allergic to corn or rice

  • You can't be anaphylactic to fruit or vegetable

  • Foods caused by oral allergy syndrome are not considered a true allergen

  • If you use your EpiPen, you have to call 911 and go to the hospital

  • If you use two adrenaline auto-injectors, they need to be administered in different thighs

End with this question: What would happen if you do epi to the neck or chest like in the movies