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Peanut allergies: is this a new problem, or has it always been there, and we just didn't know about it?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Old problem
Allergists have been aware of the potential for serious allergic reactions to peanuts and tree nuts for decades.
Along with a general rise in all allergic diseases in the past 20-30 years there has been an increase in serious reactions like anaphylaxis to peanut. It's caught the attention of the media & the public. Since neither people nor peanuts have changed it may be an environmental change.

In brief: Old problem
Allergists have been aware of the potential for serious allergic reactions to peanuts and tree nuts for decades.
Along with a general rise in all allergic diseases in the past 20-30 years there has been an increase in serious reactions like anaphylaxis to peanut. It's caught the attention of the media & the public. Since neither people nor peanuts have changed it may be an environmental change.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Brian Novick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not new but growing
Peanut allergy has been around for decades, but has increased dramatically over the past 10 yrs or so.

In brief: Not new but growing
Peanut allergy has been around for decades, but has increased dramatically over the past 10 yrs or so.
Dr. Brian Novick
Dr. Brian Novick
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