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Baby Peanut Allergy Eating Peanuts In Pregnancy
Will eating a lot of peanut butter and peanuts during pregnancy cause a peanut allergy for the baby?
NO: This has never been definitively proven and would essentially mean anything a pregnant mother eats in excess would be a possible allergen to the baby, which is not the case, or babies all over the world be allergic to ice cream, etc. What is important, is to try and breast feed for the first year, as immunoglobulins that can be transferred to the growing baby through mom's breast milk can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
Workup/mgt: Food allergies present can present early in life, including those to peanuts. If the mother is breastfeeding and eating peanuts, the allergen may be transferred to the baby. Peanut allergies tend to present though later in childhood after exposure to eating peanut products. A CAP test may be performed on a blood sample to determine whether the infant has a peanut allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Higher than average: The chances of your baby developing peanut allergy are higher if there is a family history of peanut allergy. (exactly how much higher is not known.) until recently, experts recommended delaying introduction of peanuts and peanut products into the diets of children with a family history of peanut allergy until age 3, but recent studies suggest that this delay does not help prevent peanut allergy. ...Read more
How severe?: Serious peanut allergies can be fatal if not treated promptly with an epipen. No one can answer this question for you without knowing how severe your boyfriend's reaction is. For some people, the smallest contact with peanuts, peanut butter, or any other food containing peanuts can trigger immediate swelling and difficulty breathing. If this is the case, don't eat peanuts around him! ...Read more
Can you outgrow allergies such as the case with peanuts ? Has any case appeared where the peanut allergy strength has slightly subsided?
Food allergy: Peanut allergy is generally unlikely to be outgrown. Certain subtle adaptations to food allergies occur in some individuals as they get older so that thier childhood milk allergy or other foods appear to disappear but may return again. Not all food allergy in adults is a true allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You must avoid them all and read your labels and carry your epi injector! ...Read more
Peanut Allergy: If you are not consuming the peanuts or coming in direct contact with them, you should be fine! It would be no different than being in a restaurant that serves food with peanuts, However, if your allergy is so severe that you can't be in the presence of peanuts, you should use caution and consult with your allergist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
A peanut allergy is an exaggerated immune response due to exposure to peanut protein. The reaction can present with typical symptoms of hives, respiratory symptoms (cough, wheeze, shortness of breath), GI symptoms (abdominal pain, vomiting), swelling, loss of consciousness, and can be fatal. Symptoms typically present within minutes to a couple hours ...Read more
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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