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How can you tell if your child has peanut allergies?
19 doctors weighed in

Dr. Anlin Xu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
14 doctors agree
In brief: Symptoms, tests
Peanut is the most dangerous food allergen known.
Children w peanut allergy can develop any one or combinations of symptoms, from hives, swelling, upset stomach, throat swelling, wheezing, coughing, trouble breathing, fainting, to possibly death. Peanut allergy is diagnosed and confirmed by allergists through allergy testing. If u suspect ur child has peanut allergy, see an allergist right away.

In brief: Symptoms, tests
Peanut is the most dangerous food allergen known.
Children w peanut allergy can develop any one or combinations of symptoms, from hives, swelling, upset stomach, throat swelling, wheezing, coughing, trouble breathing, fainting, to possibly death. Peanut allergy is diagnosed and confirmed by allergists through allergy testing. If u suspect ur child has peanut allergy, see an allergist right away.
Dr. Anlin Xu
Dr. Anlin Xu
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
I agree with Dr. Xu. Peanut and nut allergies can cause serious life-threatening reactions termed anaphylaxis and are the leading cause of death from food allergies. The diagnosis is suspected by symptoms that occur soon after eating peanut. Skin or serum specific IgE testing (blood) can confirm the diagnosis.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: Please see below.
True peanut allergy means that usually within 2 hours of intake of peanuts or their products, your child starts having hives, facial/eyelid/tongue/lip/throat swelling, itching, chest tightness, wheeze, vomiting, abdominal pain, rapid pulse, dizziness, low blood pressure, fainting, and/or respiratory or cardiac arrest.
Please see an allergist asap for testing if you suspect a food allergy.

In brief: Please see below.
True peanut allergy means that usually within 2 hours of intake of peanuts or their products, your child starts having hives, facial/eyelid/tongue/lip/throat swelling, itching, chest tightness, wheeze, vomiting, abdominal pain, rapid pulse, dizziness, low blood pressure, fainting, and/or respiratory or cardiac arrest.
Please see an allergist asap for testing if you suspect a food allergy.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
if truly allergic to peanuts, need to carry epi-pen at all times!
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