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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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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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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 safe to eat peanut butter while breastfeeding? Will it cause a peanut allergy?

Is it safe to eat peanut butter while breastfeeding? Will it cause a peanut allergy?

Loaded Question: The issue of eating pb during pregnancy and/ or while breast feeding is very controversial. The data as to whether this will result in more or less peanut allergy in the child is unclear. Having said that there are no general recommendations about not eat or eat pb during pregnancy / breast feeding. ...Read more

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What could cause someone to all of a sudden develop a peanut allergy?

What could cause someone to all of a sudden develop a peanut allergy?

Life: We do not really understand why people develop allergies or why at a certain age. But there are certain known risk factor, like having a family history of allergies, having eczema, seasonal allergies or asthma. Some theories focus on delayed exposure leading tohigher risk. ...Read more

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How likely would my baby have a peanut allergy if his father has peanut allergy?

How likely would my baby have a peanut allergy if his father has peanut allergy?

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

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Describe the features of peanut allergy in a baby.?

Describe the features of peanut allergy in a baby.?

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 more

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Is atopic ezema and asthma in infant cause by diet eg. Seafood, peanut, cold drinks etc during pregnancy?

Is atopic ezema and asthma in infant cause by diet eg. Seafood, peanut, cold drinks etc during pregnancy?

Maybe: A series of studies showed organic milk had healthier fats than conventional milk (more omega 3s, for instance), that the breast milk of women who drank organic had even healthier fat profile than those who drank conventional, & and that the babies born to women who drank organic during pregnancy & nursing had far less eczema. Genetics sets susceptibility, but there are also environmental triggers. ...Read more

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How do I clean my utensils after eating to protect someone with a peanut allergy?

How do I clean my utensils after eating to protect someone with a peanut allergy?

Dishwashing: Standard dishwashing should be fine for just about everyone, as long as the dishes are "clean like your mom told you" (no residual food stuck on them). The problem tends to be more when a utensil is used in one dish and then another in the same meal or during food preparation, without washing in between. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a peanut allergy, how soon after eating them can I kiss him?

My boyfriend has a peanut allergy, how soon after eating them can I kiss him?

How severe?: Serious peanut allergies can be fatal if not treated promptly with an epipen (epinephrine). 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

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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

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