Peanut Allergies

Peanut allergies can cause very serious reactions, it could be life threatening. This is due to the IgE (Immunoglobulin E) allergy antibodies against peanut proteins.

This allergic reaction is most common in children and symptoms can range from severe to mild.

In order to diagnose the allergy you must first talk to your doctor about your symptoms and the diagnoses can be made by skin prick test or a blood test (called a RAST test).

Peanut Allergy Symptoms

●    Skin reactions, such as hives, redness or swelling.

●    Canker sores.

●    Vomiting.

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●    Diarrhea.

●    Severe abdominal pain.

●    Tightening of the throat.

●    Runny nose.

●    Worsening of atopic eczema.

●    Shortness of breath.

●    Anaphylactic shock.

●    Asthma.

Severe symptoms like Anaphylaxis signs and symptoms can include all of the above, plus more life-threatening symptoms:

●    Rapid pulse.

●    Drop in blood pressure (shock).

●    Dizziness, lightheadedness or loss of consciousness.

●    Constriction of airways - Swelling of your throat that makes it difficult to breathe

●    Even death .

Peanut Allergy Treatment

There is currently no peanut allergy cure. Avoid peanuts or any peanut products, and if you have an allergy, it’s advised to carry an epinephrine injector to treat anaphylaxis at all times.

If you are experiencing any mild symptoms like hives and itching, then you can get over the counter or prescription antihistamines that will reduce the symptoms.    

In case of severe symptoms you will need a trip to the emergency room or an EpiPen (epinephrine injection)

Tips For Avoiding Peanut Allergies

Always read the labels. If you have doubts, don’t use the product. Learn different names of peanuts and peanut products. Avoid packages with no label or foreign foods.

If one of your family members struggles with this type of allergy, call the person that’s in charge of their meals or have them wear a medical bracelet or necklace with the necessary information on it.

If there are peanuts or any peanut products in your home or where you visit, be careful when sharing utensils or food, because there could be cross contamination.  Don’t kiss anyone that has been eating peanut products, and make them aware of your problem.

Get a check-up or diagnoses by the doctor, if any symptoms severe or mild come to you attention. Even a small amount of peanut, can have the potential to kill.

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