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Describe the features of peanut allergy in a baby.?

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Dr. Mark Patterson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Unusual: It would be unusual for a baby to have peanut allergies. Babies should not consume peanuts, or other nuts, until at least a year of age. Allergies are caused by multiple exposures to something that your body does not like. As such, unless the baby was in an environment where they were frequently exposed to peanut dust, it would unusual for them to react. If concerned, see their doctor.

Answered 2/1/2015

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Dr. Jack Mutnick answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

Peanut Allergy: I disagree with dr. Patterson...And I am sorry to him but babies can ingest any food they deisre by 6 months of age according to the american academy of pedicatrics and the american academy of allergy asthma and immunology. Peanut allergy often manifests, in babies, as eczema flares, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea or generally just spitting out the food it dislikes. C ur allergist!

Answered 9/17/2017

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh answered

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

Typically: Typical features would include atopic dermatitis, hives, respiratory signs such as wheezing or coughing and a runny nose. The time period of 0-4 hours post ingestion may help to determine which food caused the reaction. An allergic family history places the baby at higher risk of a reaction.

Answered 2/1/2020

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