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What to do if i have a peanut allergy?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

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.

Answered Jun 25, 2014

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Dr. Dean Giannone answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Avoid peanuts. Avoid them like the plague. Avoid foods that may have even the slightest dusting of peanut on them. Read your ingredient lists for everything you buy to make sure there's no peanut and to see that the food wasn't made or packaged in a plant in which peanut containing foods are also processed.

Answered May 12, 2016

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