@asdf said in Exact Instructions:
@dangeRuss said in Exact Instructions:
Yes, aware of it, but can you really stop kids from touching peanut butter by accident?
If your kid is allergic, you have to teach it to be extremely careful very early, e.g. not to touch or accept food from other kids. Banning peanuts from schools is not really helpful. If anything, it teaches them that it's okay to be careless.
Yes, but on the other hand, they're kids. Sure, if it made them itchy, I'd say fuck it and let them learn a life lesson. But if they can die from it, you want me to be a little more careful. Even if the school is aware, who knows if they will use the epi pen on time/properly. I'm going to go ahead and guess they've never had to do it before.
As @Yamikuronue said, in extreme cases, you should make the teachers and the rest of the class aware. I'd say that's common sense.
Note that I'm not completely uneducated on the topic. My cousin has a severe nut allergy. She survived school just fine, though, and the rest of the kids were still able to enjoy their Nutella sandwiches.
Well in this day and age they would've probably banned Nutella. Plus like I said some people are allergic to even the smell of it. Plus PB&J sandwitches can get messy, get on their hands, tables, etc. Even if a kid never accepts food from other kids, they can still get a reaction, and it can be life threatening.
I wonder what the issue is. Is it that we're testing too early? Some studies say that exposure to peanuts when you are young is likely to make sure you don't get allergic later on, on the other hand do you feel safe giving your kid peanut butter if you're not sure if they're allergic?
So now you get tested when you're 1 or so. And lets say it shows that you're allergic. And now you stay way from peanuts. But what if it's just a mild reaction that would've gone away 99% of the time if you were exposed to peanuts at that point? Of course doctors don't want to take the chance and are possibly making things worse.
Hopefully we'll get to the bottom of this mystery soon.