A 60-year-old woman died after eating prawns despite knowing she was allergic to the shellfish. It's important to take food allergies seriously - here are some ways to prevent them.
1. Read food labels for ingredients
Know which foods cause signs and symptoms of an allergy and avoid them.
2. Ask the restaurant
When dining out, ask for information on the ingredients in your food.
3. Carry emergency epinephrine
Epinephrine is a drug used for treating severe allergic reactions.
4. Wear a medical bracelet or necklace
Young children or the elderly with caregivers can consider carrying this, with their allergy information contained in it.
Source: Health Hub