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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


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For what length of time can peanut allergy symptoms last?

For what length of time can peanut allergy symptoms last?

Peanut allergy: Peanut allergy is typically life long. A small percentage of children have been shown to outgrow it during their teenage years, but generally speaking once you have become allergic to it you need to avoid it for the rest of your life. ...Read more

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How long can swelling from a mild peanut allergy last?

How long can swelling from a mild peanut allergy last?

It depends: Not to be vague in answering your question, but just because a patient has a "mild" allergy does not mean that a severe reaction cannot occur. Several things can affect a reaction. However, most swelling reactions resolve within 24 hours. If not, please see your doctor immediately. Also, if you have experienced tongue or throat swelling, see your doctor immediately as well. ...Read more

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My daughter seens to have a mild peanut allergy. She has pnuts today by mistake and has a reddened face. Will it go away or should I seek medical attn?

My daughter seens to have a mild peanut allergy. She has pnuts today by mistake and has a reddened face. Will it go away or should I seek medical attn?

Confirm with testing: Peanut allergy can be very serious and needs to be confirmed with testing. Depending on her age it could potentially get worse with each exposure. If she is completely fine now there is nothing immediate that needs to be done but if there is any throat swelling/ breathing issues use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and seek immediate help. Go to primary for testing and avoid peanuts and any product with peanuts for now. ...Read more

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Is it possible that blue lips and nail beds be a symptom of peanut allergy?

Is it possible that blue lips and nail beds be a symptom of peanut allergy?

Blue lips/nails: Blue lips and nail beds are a sign of not having enough oxygen in the blood and if the allergy is so bad that the person cannot breath well then you can see this, but before that the perosn will have other symptoms. See ur doc asap if you have blue lips and nail beds on an ongoing basis. If breathign difficulty call 9-1-1. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a peanut allergy?

What to do if I have a peanut allergy?

Simple answer?: Avoid peanuts. Avoid them like the plague. Avoid foods that may have even the slightest dusting of peanut on them. Read your ingredient lists for everything you buy to make sure there's no peanut and to see that the food wasn't made or packaged in a plant in which peanut containing foods are also processed. ...Read more

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How should a peanut allergy be treated?

How should a peanut allergy be treated?

Peanut allergy: The only treatment for true peanut allergy (ige to peanut) is strict avoidance. Playing russian roulette with any peanut (or tree nut) allergy is dangerous. Periodic exposures tend to become more vigorous and rapid with each event. On the bright side, several centers are researching oral desensitization in the highly allergic. Epinephrine should be carried for treating anaphylactic emergencies. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a peanut allergy?

How to know if I have a peanut allergy?

Allergic reaction: The peanut allergy is variable you may have simple changes like hives, itchy skin, drip nose. The worse reactions are airway closure ad life threatening allergic reactions.
If every time you are exposed to peanuts something happens see an allergist for testing. The peanut allergy can be quite severs. ...Read more

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Is there any way to cure a peanut allergy?

Is there any way to cure a peanut allergy?

Not yet: Unfortunately, there is not yet a "cure" for peanut allergy. Avoidance is the main treatment. If exposure occurs, an Epi-pen should be used for serious reactions. There are studies ongoing with peanut allergy treatment - involves feeding increasing amounts of peanuts to patient over time. However, this has risks involved and still not widely available. ...Read more

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What should take if I have peanut allergy?

What should take if I have peanut allergy?

Avoid peanut: The only way to prevent reaction to peanut is to avoid it in your diet. Do not eat peanut if you are allergic to it. ...Read more

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What do the risks mean for a peanut allergy?

Peanut allergy: The most serious risk is immidiate allergic responce with swelling of larynx which if not treated can be fatal, and late effects with rash, wheezing and cough are slow to develope and easy to treat.So if you have peanut allergy you carry Epipen (epinephrine) with you all the time. ...Read more

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What is the chance of losing a peanut allergy?

What is the chance of losing a peanut allergy?

Not very high: Children with peanut allergy "outgrow" the allergy about 15-20% of the time--it is much more unlikely for an adult to "lose" a peanut allergy. ...Read more

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I sit possible to develop peanut allergy late in life?

I sit possible to develop peanut allergy late in life?

Rare: It is indeed rare, but it can happen. Talk to an allergist for further recommendations and workup. ...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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What is the definition or description of: peanut allergy?

What is the definition or description of: peanut allergy?

Peanut Allergy: 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 after ingestion or contact. ...Read more

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Why do I have a peanut allergy when a peanut is a legume?

Storage proteins: Seeds, legumes, and nuts all contain storage proteins. They are similar and you can have cross reaction between all of them. So if you are primarily allergic to cashew (which is a tree nut), you may also react to peanut (a legume), or even sesame seed (a seed). ...Read more

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