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Is it possible that someone with a slight peanut allergy could die from a very large dose of a peanut product?

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Dr. Samuel Gubernick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Yes

Food allergy reactions are not predictable.
Often reactions are stereotypical - meaning that a particular person will have similar reactions each time, however, they can be progressive or explosive and it doesn't necessarily have to be from exposure to a very large amount. At this point in time, the appropriate management is 100% avoidance of all foods you are allergic to.

In brief: Yes

Food allergy reactions are not predictable.
Often reactions are stereotypical - meaning that a particular person will have similar reactions each time, however, they can be progressive or explosive and it doesn't necessarily have to be from exposure to a very large amount. At this point in time, the appropriate management is 100% avoidance of all foods you are allergic to.
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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Generally not

...But i wouldn't advise trying it.
Allergic reactions to foods are much more likely to go away completely if the the food in question is strictly eliminated from the diet; continuing to eat a food to which you are mildly allergic pretty much guarantees that the allergy will never go away. It might not go away even with strict avoidance, but that is still the best approach.

In brief: Generally not

...But i wouldn't advise trying it.
Allergic reactions to foods are much more likely to go away completely if the the food in question is strictly eliminated from the diet; continuing to eat a food to which you are mildly allergic pretty much guarantees that the allergy will never go away. It might not go away even with strict avoidance, but that is still the best approach.
Dr. Gary Steven
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