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It seems like if you're allergic to peanuts, you have a severe allergy to it. why is that?

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Dr. Michael Rupp
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Proteins

Some foods like peanuts, that cause more severe reactions more often than other common allergenic foods, have proteins in them that are more heat and acid stable, so they are not digested completely before being absorbed by the body and this is more likely to lead to IgE antibody production which causes allergies.

In brief: Proteins

Some foods like peanuts, that cause more severe reactions more often than other common allergenic foods, have proteins in them that are more heat and acid stable, so they are not digested completely before being absorbed by the body and this is more likely to lead to IgE antibody production which causes allergies.
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