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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 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
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
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
My lips went numb after eating peanut butter but i've gotten tested and I have no allergy. Why does this happen?
Oral allergy syndrom: Oral allergy syndrome (oas) is a type of allergy that occurs in response to contact with food allergens. Some times the allergy is caused by allergic antibody (ige) , some times it is not. Either way, if symptoms are reproducible with each repeated exposure, then you have a food allergy. There is a risk that oas could change or evolve into a more serious reaction such as anaphylaxis. ...Read more
My 16 month old son had a red raised rash around his mouth after eating stir fry with peanut sauce. Should he get tested for allergies?
Peanut allergy: Once you get a proper diagnosis for peanut allergy, you should avoid peanut & all treenuts in general since they are usually processed in the same plant & can be contaminated with peanut proteins. There is not much cross reactivity between peanut & treenuts. Other than that you should be able to eat all other types of foods that should provide you with plenty of nutrients. Also carry an epipen (epinephrine). ...Read more
Can a peanut allergy affect your possibilities for a job? (even if you don't purposely work with peanuts)
It should not: Unless you work with peanuts directly.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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