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A 24-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to be allergic to peanut butter, but u can eat peanuts without any allergy reaction?

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Dr. Jason Bellak
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Check Ingredients: If you tolerate a food in one form but not another, this does not represent an ige mediated allergy (type 1 hypersensitivity). For example, a person who does not tolerate milk but eats dairy based ice cream without a problem does not have a dairy allergy. For your question regarding peanut butter, if you had an immediate reaction, it may be another ingredient in the peanut butter besides peanut.
Last updated Apr 27, 2021

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