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In October 2012, Myriam Ducré-Lemay died after kissing her new boyfriend. It was found out that the girl was severely allergic to peanuts but did not find time to let her new boyfriend know about her medical condition. Now, the mother of the unfortunate 20-year-old, Micheline Ducré, has spoken about the dangers of food allergies.

According to Journal de Quebec, Myriam was at a party in Montreal with her boyfriend. The girl had discussed about her relationship with her mother and “everything was going well in her life.”

“She told me she was in love. It was the first time I saw my daughter with such bright eyes,” the mother said.

After the party ended, the couple went back to the boyfriend’s place. While the girl was getting ready for bed, the boyfriend had a peanut butter sandwich and then brushed his teeth. Shockingly, within minutes of kissing her boyfriend, Myriam started suffering from shortness of breath.

Sadly, her inhaler did not work and she was not carrying her EpiPen, used for emergency treatment of anaphylaxis. Her condition rapidly deteriorated. Paramedics arrived within eight minutes but they could revive the girl, who died from a severe cerebral anoxia, where the brain is deprived of oxygen.

“She always lived a normal life. She normally had her EpiPen. Everyone knew her situation,” Micheline grieved.

Micheline has now warned others to carry a Medic Alert bracelet and never overlook the EpiPen. Medic Alert bracelets warn others that the wearer has allergies, as well as EpiPen. Both could have saved Myriam’s life.

Head of paediatric allergy and immunology at Montreal Children’s Hospital, Dr. Christine McCusker, told CTV Montreal that allergens from that of peanuts can stay in a person’s saliva for up to four hours after consumption. Therefore, people with severe nut allergies must carry their EpiPen at all times even though it may not seem cool.

“The most important part of managing your allergies is that you have to inform people. You have to say, ‘Listen guys, I have food allergies, I have my EpiPen. If there's a problem, help me,’” Christine added.