A member asked:

How long can swelling from a mild peanut allergy last?

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Dr. Gary Steven answered

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

Not long: Swelling from a food allergy reaction typically lasts an hour or two. I'm hoping that you're not asking to determine "whether it's worth it." intentional exposures to a food allergen, even if the reaction is mild, can lead to increasing sensitivity over time. If you're allergic to a food, it's best to completely avoid it.

Answered 10/2/2013



It depends: Not to be vague in answering your question, but just because a patient has a "mild" allergy does not mean that a severe reaction cannot occur. Several things can affect a reaction. However, most swelling reactions resolve within 24 hours. If not, please see your doctor immediately. Also, if you have experienced tongue or throat swelling, see your doctor immediately as well.

Answered 12/5/2018



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