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Peanut Allergic Reaction
3/05/15 I got a prick test and I got 2+(4- 8mm) of allergic reaction to peanut what would happen if I consume alot?besides rash or comen reaction.
Avoid: Have you ever had a reaction to peanut? If not why were you tested? With peanut allergy anaphylaxis can occur and the severity can not be predicated by the size of the skin test or the type of reaction you had in the past. Even the tiniest amount can cause a severe reaction. Consult your allergist regarding an epinephrine autoinjector. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
How long does it take peanut dust to settle from the air? We need the dust to fully settle so we can clean the room and prevent an allergic reaction.
What dust?: What kind of a room are you talking about. There shouldn't be dust in the air after the surfaces are cleaned, unless you're in a peanut butter factory or something. Use a basic hepafilter vacuum, clean the room surfaces with cleaning wipes, and you should be ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I ate peanut free fruit snacks went outside to shovel snow and came in bc I was having an allergic reaction could this be food induced anaphylaxis?
Maybe: What was the allergic reaction? Shortness of breath while shoveling snow could be a side effect (no offense) but being out of shape (i am too), but also cold air is classic for causing shortness of breath, runny noses, coughing, wheezing, redness, flushing, etc.... See an allergist to have some testing before chalking up whatever reaction you had to an allergy. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What kind of specialist should I get for soy, peanut & histamine diet so I won't get an allergic reaction and lose weight.
A dietitian, not a: physician, most likely. Histamine= a hormone made internally (not in food) & induces itching & capillary dilatation/redness; i.e. allergic response. Also, what people have "allergic responses" to on their skin, vs. their mouth, vs. their pharynx, versus in blood, etc, vary quite widely with no clear correlation with one another. Yet people routinely assume that skin tests are a "Gold Standard" ...Read more
If I am having an allergic reaction to peanuts what can I take in the meantime until I go to the doc?
If severe: Blue lips and nail beds suggests cyanosis, which could be signs of a severe allergic reaction. If this were the case, one would be severely ill with difficulty breathing and require immediate medical attention. If these were the only symptoms, further evaluation would be necessary to assess for another explanation. ...Read more
I hear so much abt allergic reactions that i've started avoiding peanuts, fish, etc, even tho I have no food allergies. Overreacting?
Yes: The guidelines that are published for evaluation and treatment of food allergies do not recommend testing without a prior reaction/symptoms after eating. If you have never had any problems with a specific food, avoiding them proactively would be unneccessary. I do admire your desire to be proactive though. ...Read more
Which food allergies are likely to start in childhood? Is it likely a 40yr old would suddenly have a reaction to peanuts, for example? Just curious.
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