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Can my baby develop a peanut allergy if I eat peanuts while pregnant?

Can my baby develop a peanut allergy if I eat peanuts while pregnant?

Peanuts & pregnancy: Yes, it's possible. The main factors determining your baby's risks are genetic. If you or baby's dad are peanut allergic, it's probably wise to avoid peanuts while pregnant. Peanut-allergic children usually had more exposure to peanuts early on, including during pregnancy, than their peers. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/20815306/. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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When i was a child i had a peanut allergy. I'm now pregnant and was wondering if its safe to eat peanuts cause my fetus might have the same allergy?

No: The only concern would be if you still had an allergy to peanuts. This type of allergy would not exist in the fetus at this stage. ...Read more

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Will eating a lot of peanut butter and peanuts during pregnancy cause a peanut allergy for the baby?

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 more

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If i eat peanuts then talk to someone who has a peanut allergy how likely are they to go into anaphalaxis?

If i eat peanuts then talk to someone who has a peanut allergy how likely are they to go into anaphalaxis?

Variale: It depends on the severity of their allergy. Some are highly sensitive and could not tolerate someone opening a jar in the same room yet some have to eat the peanut to have a reaction. Best to talk to them about their severity first. ...Read more

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Can you develop a peanut allergy later early in life before you ever eat a peanut?

Can you develop a peanut allergy later early in life before you ever eat a peanut?

Yes: Some children can become sensitized through breastfeeding and others by touching or rubbing peanut butter on the skin. Months later they have reactions when they eat peanut products for the first time. ...Read more

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How old does a baby have to be to show a peanut allergy?

How old does a baby have to be to show a peanut allergy?

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 more

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Is it okay to eat five guys burgers with a moderate peanut allergy?

Is it okay to eat five guys burgers with a moderate peanut allergy?

Mgt: I agree that asking the restaurant is important to determine the ingredients. Very often the cooking area and dining area can be a source of cross contamination. For example a shared utensil, salad dressing with peanuts. I would suggest asking your PCP about an Epi Pen. ...Read more

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Dr. Duane Gels
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Peanut Allergy (Definition)

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


Dr. John Chiu
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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