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A 41-year-old member asked:

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

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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 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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