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What do the risks mean for a peanut allergy?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Peanut allergy: The most serious risk is immidiate allergic responce with swelling of larynx which if not treated can be fatal, and late effects with rash, wheezing and cough are slow to develope and easy to treat.So if you have peanut allergy you carry Epipen (epinephrine) with you all the time.
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Agree with Dr. Khanna. Peanuts and nuts are the most likely food allergy to lead to fatal [death] allergic reactions. The risk of a severe allergic reaction is even higher in those persons who have asthma. Peanut allergy is not to be taken lightly.
Feb 17, 2013

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