Bethenny Frankel has a potentially lethal fish allergy, which led to a terrifying situation back in December. After consuming soup that had a type of Japanese fish in it, The Real Housewives of New York City pal went unconscious for 15 minutes, and later landed in the emergency room and the intensive care unit. "911 and EPI saved me," she wrote, after the incident.
Now, Bethenny is sharing more details about the horrific reaction. Appearing on The Dr. Oz Show on January 31, the Skinnygirl mogul recalled the night when she had her reaction. "'I'm in Boston at my boyfriend's house and he gave me some miso soup, and I remember it was like a to-go cup, and I'm just sitting by the fire and it was so warming and good and I eat miso soup a lot. And it tasted really good."
But then, things got frightening. "Then I said, "My hands feel itchy." And he said, "Do you want me to get you some Benadryl?" Bethenny shared. "I thought to myself, I don't want to be knocked out all day. So, I couldn't make the decision for myself." She added." I felt a little tickle in my throat, something seemed a little off, not crazy at all." But after Bethenny's boyfriend left the room to look for some medicine, he came back to find her unconscious.
"He said I was drooling, I was unconscious, and he managed to get a Benadryl down my throat while calling 911. Then I guess 15 minutes later I woke up disoriented, there were cops, there were medics. Then I vaguely remember them taking me on a stretcher into the ambulance, but thinking I'm having a stroke and dying."
Now, after boarding a flight that was serving fish onboard — even though she had called ahead multiple times to confirm it did not — the New York Housewife is on a mission. Bethenny is using her voice to spread awareness about how airborne pathogens could harm people with allergies. "It happened for a reason and now I get to use my voice, use my social," she said.
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