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Peanut allergy-- if my child would have a serious reaction would it occur right away?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Peanut allergy: Usually right away, however at times a reaction can be delayed and come on later. If you suspect a peanut allergy it is vital for you to consult with your doctor and be referred to an allergist for treatment.
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Serious allergy to peanut develops very quickly. Children ca have swelling of face, shortness of breath, itching of skin and tingling and numbness in the back of the throat.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Peanut allergy - if my child were to have a serious reaction would it happen right away?

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Dr. Robert Ramirez
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Yes: Generally immediate-type reactions (hives, swelling, shortness of breath, anaphylaxis) to food would happen in the first 30min or so after ingesting the food in question. Beyond the 1hr mark, you are more likely to see delayed and less aggressive symptoms of allergies.

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