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How to know if i have a peanut allergy?

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Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Allergic reaction: The peanut allergy is variable you may have simple changes like hives, itchy skin, drip nose. The worse reactions are airway closure ad life threatening allergic reactions. If every time you are exposed to peanuts something happens see an allergist for testing. The peanut allergy can be quite severs.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
See Allergy: Peanut allergy is diagnosed by appropriate history and confirmed by skin testing / blood testing.

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What to do if I have a peanut allergy?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Avoid peanuts: Currently, the only treatment for peanut allergy is strict avoidance, having self-injectable Epinephrine available, a written anaphylaxis action plan and wearing a medical ID. Reading food labels and being aware of cross contamination is key. An allergist can assist in discussing prognosis and future treatments.

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