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Can My Baby Develop A Peanut Allergy If I Eat Peanuts While Pregnant
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
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
Told I should stop eating peanuts/peanut butter while pregnant to avoid nut allergy in baby, what about almond butter and other nuts. Are they ok?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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