Peanut Allergy Awareness


Approximately 15 million Americans are affected by deadly food allergies. Kylie, 12, suffers from a severe allergy to peanuts – one so extreme that she’s even airborne reactive. “If I eat a peanut, I suffocate,” she says. Kylie also has varying levels of allergic reactions to peas, certain bean varietals and shellfish.

“The first time I had an anaphylactic reaction , I was seven years old. The tingling went down to my throat and then it started closing up.”

See what happens to the body when it experiences anaphylaxis, and learn how to use an EpiPen to save someone’s life.

   

Learn more about Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE).