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A 36-year-old female asked:

3/05/15 i got a prick test and i got 2+(4- 8mm) of allergic reaction to peanut what would happen if i consume alot?besides rash or comen reaction.

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Peanut allergy: It isn't clear from your question whether you do get a reaction when you eat peanuts! Positive history for peanuts reactions ranging from mild to severe (anaphylaxis) is enough for avoidance and keeping epinephrine and antihistamines handy.Accidentally discovered on skin prick testing,needs to be interpreted with caution, 4-8 mm wheal or flare? This a wide range, also size of negative control
Dr. Thomas Josa
Allergy and Immunology 39 years experience
Avoid: Have you ever had a reaction to peanut? If not why were you tested? With peanut allergy anaphylaxis can occur and the severity can not be predicated by the size of the skin test or the type of reaction you had in the past. Even the tiniest amount can cause a severe reaction. Consult your allergist regarding an epinephrine autoinjector.

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Last updated Jan 1, 2016

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