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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?

Not long: Swelling from a food allergy reaction typically lasts an hour or two. I'm hoping that you're not asking to determine "whether it's worth it." intentional exposures to a food allergen, even if the reaction is mild, can lead to increasing sensitivity over time. If you're allergic to a food, it's best to completely avoid it. ...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: Peanut allergy and it's treatment is an area of very active research. Cuurrently treatment consists of avoidance and having epi available if exposure occurs. On going clinical trials are exploring ways of having patients eats peanuts and seeing the effects. The data is promising but preliminary and not yet ready for wide spread use. ...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