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My son has allergy to peanut butter...Pretty severe also believes he is developing one to oatmeal what might symptoms be?

My son has allergy to peanut butter...Pretty severe also believes he is developing one to oatmeal what might symptoms be?

Hives, vomiting, etc: Allergy to oats is rare, but certainly possible. Food allergies cause similar symptoms, so you should watch for hives, vomiting, difficulty breathing, lip swelling and itching in the mouth. An allergist can skin test for oat or a blood test (rast-type) can be done. ...Read more

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Peanut Butter (Definition)

Guidelines from reputable health agencies suggest some steps parents can take to reduce their child's chances of having food and other allergies, although there are no guarantees of success. If either or both parents have a personal or family history of allergy, for example, asthma, eczema, hay fever, perennial allergic rhinitis (allergy to animals, dust mites, or molds) the following is recommended: * Avoid common allergenic foods, in particular peanuts and tree nuts, during pregnancy and while nursing -- peanut protein, as well as components of cow's milk, eggs, and wheat, are ...Read more


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What are the chances of my 22 month old son getting a food allergy to peanut butter? Is it safe to give him peanut butter?

What are the chances of my 22 month old son getting a food allergy to peanut butter? Is it safe to give him peanut butter?

Peanut allergy: The prevalence of peanut allergy varies worldwide, but it's more common in the us, canada, uk, & australia: 1-2%. Risk factors include family history of atopic skin diseases (like eczema) and peanut allergy. Without these factors, risk remains low. Peanut butter can be nutritious if you avoid types that contain more sugar & additives. Some other considerations: http://tinyurl.Com/kz7q6k7. ...Read more

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Can you have a reaction to cheap peanut butter but not have a peanut allergy?

No: Reaction to peanuts / peanut butter is a reaction to peanuts / peanut butter. There is no categorization or differentiation between "cheap" or "expensive " peanuts/ peanut butter. ...Read more

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Can you have a reaction to peanut butter one time but not have a real peanut allergy?

Can you have a reaction to peanut butter one time but not have a real peanut allergy?

Not if it was an ...: Allergic reaction the first time. Peanut allergy tends to be persistent. If you've tolerated peanuts since the initial reaction, it might not have been peanut allergy at all. You need to see an allergist and get tested. ...Read more

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Is there a way to determine if your child has a food aversion versus an allergy, like peanut butter versus something cooked in peanut oil?

Is there a way to determine if your child has a food aversion versus an allergy, like peanut butter versus something cooked in peanut oil?

Allergy blood test: Your pedi can do blood testing for peanut allergy. Allergy symptoms can include itchy mouth, lip or tongue or facial swelling, difficulty breathing, or hives. Food intolerance means child may have mild symptoms and will likely outgrow the allergy. Only 30% of kids outgrow peanut allergy sometime between 6 yrs and 16 yrs.Problem. Peanut allergy can be life threatening and related to any peanut p. ...Read more

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I tested positive for chicken and peanut allergy but I've been eating lots of chicken and peanut butter my whole life with no reactions. How so?

I tested positive for chicken and peanut allergy but I've been eating lots of chicken and peanut butter my whole life with no reactions.  How so?

False positives: If you tolerate these, keep eating them. I think most competent allergists will tell you the same thing. The world's got too many people restricting their diets both from "pop" advice and from taking allergy test results too seriously -- this phenomenon is being written up because it's making people sick. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more