Back in December, Bethenny Frankel survived a near-fatal allergic reaction to fish. After eating soup that she didn't know contained traces of it, she fell unconscious and ultimately landed in the ER and the ICU. Now, The Real Housewives of New York City pal — who has a huge social conscience — has committed to helping others who have a similar condition.
Speaking of helping people who suffer from allergies, Dr. Oz issued some advice for Bethenny when he appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on February 27. (Side note: Bethenny appeared on The Dr. Oz Show in January, and recalled the terrifying details of her reaction.)
In the clip above, the doc said: "I spoke to Bethenny on [my] show. I think she's got remarkable insights about her own problems; she almost did die. She didn't have just a little rash. By the way, if you've got like a penicillin allergy, 95 percent of the time, you've outgrown it already. Bee allergies, which I used to have? They're gone. So most people outgrow their allergies, some people get new allergies, and she almost died in December from one."
Recalling the incident when Bethenny was on a plane that was serving seafood, the doctor said: "She had a crisis on a plane, because if she gets exposed to anything through the air, crustaceans, for example, if could be problematic. But most of the time you get allergy shots, and along the way you get a little support, most people can outgrow their allergies."
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