Interesting article about the potential "kiss of death" for those with severe allergies...more restaurants are catering to those with food allergies as well...with more allergies identified today and treatment plans available, so goes the prevention side of things...no kiss available...BD
Victoria Richards was ready to spend Sunday -- date day -- with her boyfriend. He was nice, funny and he had the bluest blue eyes. That afternoon, as they sat together on her porch, he leaned in for a kiss, and Richards leaned back.A kiss can be deadly if your loved one has eaten a food to which you are allergic. And for teenagers in particular, an allergy can add yet another degree of difficulty in the dating arena."It's a difficult icebreaker to say, Please don't eat peanuts or, I can't kiss you if you have that milkshake," said Dr. Robert Wood, director of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.
One 2006 study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology found that about 60 percent of teenagers with severe allergies, such as one to peanuts, reported "always" carrying lifesaving devices such as EpiPens.