Ok so I have an allergy to peanuts, and my dd has intolerances, but no allergies *touch wood*
I have anaphylaxis with peanuts..
And People just don't seem to realize how serious it can be!
For example when I was pregnant with my dd, we went over to my in laws for dinner and they ordered pizza, all the pizzas were chicken satay.. (I had told them millions of times in the past about the peanuts) I told them I was allergic and there reply was "can't you just pick the chicken off"
I went into anaphylaxis from the smell, but even after that happened they still do things like that..
When my Dh (who loved snickers and chocolate coated peanuts) and I first met I had told him plenty of times I couldn't have peanuts and told him he had to be careful with what he ate too.
He was really good and never ate peanuts, but one night just after we move in together he went to the shops to get some things, bought a snickers, ate it in the car later that night we were kissing, I had one of the worst reactions I have ever had, Dp had to call and ambulance because my epi pen wasn't helping, i ended up in hospital quite sick. I never knew he had the snickers in the car, and he said he didnt think it would have hurt me because he "drank some coke after to wash it away" But ever since that happened he has never had peanuts and is more of a peanut nazi than what I am lol.
I have also had problems in the past with work places, I have told them my allergies to peanuts and they have informed staff there, but sure enough you would walk into the lunch room to have lunch and some was was eating or cooking some type of satay dish or peanut butter.
But I was just wondering, do you feel people take your allergies or your child's allergies seriously?
Or do you feel like it is a constant battle?
Do you have any stories to shar of people not taking allergies seriously or where they have taken them seriously?