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A 50-year-old member asked:

What to do if i have a peanut allergy?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 34 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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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Simple answer?: 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.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

Why do I have a peanut allergy when a peanut is a legume?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Paul Carter
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
Storage proteins: Seeds, legumes, and nuts all contain storage proteins. They are similar and you can have cross reaction between all of them. So if you are primarily allergic to cashew (which is a tree nut), you may also react to peanut (a legume), or even sesame seed (a seed).
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A 29-year-old member asked:

What should take if I have peanut allergy?

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Dr. Paul Carter
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
Avoid peanut: The only way to prevent reaction to peanut is to avoid it in your diet. Do not eat peanut if you are allergic to it.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

How should a peanut allergy be treated?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
Avoidance: Currently the only treatment for food allergies including peanut is complete avoidance, and having Epinephrine for accidental exposure. There are ongoing clinical trials attempting to desensitize children with peanut allergy and results are promising but still preliminary.
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