Peanut Allergies

Joanne Jacobs writes on the peanut allergy scare. According to the Boston Globe, there are far fewer peanut allergies and dangerous reactions than people perceive.

My mom, who has never ever been allergic to nuts in her life, two weeks ago had to use an EpiPen to keep breathing after having peanuts.

Of course, she’s had to use six of them for other allergic reactions in the last two months. That’s too many, her doctor said. He told her only to stick herself when she can’t breathe, not when she has trouble breathing.