A 36-year-old member asked:
Why are peanut allergies generally so severe?
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 37 years experience
Good question: Why are peanut allergies so severe? A fair question, though realize ANY food allergy can be severe, meaning causing severe symptoms. Allergy tests identify the LIKELIHOOD of a reaction, but do not tell you SEVERITY of the reaction. Factors such as uncontrolled asthma, active virus, amount ingested, perhaps vomiting can affect severity.
3.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jan 23, 2015
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.