Allergic diseases can be a significant obstacle in people’s lives, causing disruption in their daily lives. Although, in general, allergies do not pose serious health risks, for Amanda Munaretti Selbach, a 39-year-old from Rio Grande do Sul, allergies are something that cannot be ignored. The businesswoman and mother of two suffers from allergies to drugs known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), common drugs in people’s routine, such as Nimesulide, Tylenol, Paracetamol, Ibuprofen and Acetylsalicylic Acid (ASA). , Amanda found a practical solution: she tattooed her medical condition on her forearm. The tattoo reads “allergic to all non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs” and lists drugs that are inappropriate for her and safe alternatives.
In an interview with O POVO, Amanda said that she discovered her allergy in her teens, after having a reaction to Tylenol. Since then, she has had allergic reactions to several drugs. Her condition worsened during the pregnancy of her first child, when the doctor prescribed an anti-inflammatory for childbirth, even with Amanda’s warning about her allergy. She had a severe allergic reaction and had to receive high doses of corticosteroids to survive. With her second delivery, she was more careful in notifying the medical staff, but again she had an allergic reaction and was disfigured for several days after the baby was born.