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Child having swelling in eyes, mouth after having peanut butter sandwich. Allergic to peanuts

Hi, I just wanted to know if its possible. My daughter was 2 years old and basically ate a peanut butter sandwich, a short while later she started swelling up around her eyes and mouth. Doctor said she was allergic to peanuts. We are keeping her away form all nuts but she started school and I dont know could she have outgrown the allegy? If not what medisction should I keep with me/her at all times?
Asked On : Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Thanks for your query,
As you said your daughter is allergic to peanuts so the best way is to avoid the allergen.
I suggest you to consult your pediatrician regarding the same,you need to have epipen (epinephrine)handy with you all the time, and your doctor will guide you how to use it.

Wishing your daughter good health.
God bless,
Answered: Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician, Neonatology Dr. Ravikiran Reddy's  Response
Hello .. I have gone through your complaints. What your doctor said is true and nice that you had followed him. Generally once if the child was diagnosed allergic to a food item , they may be allergic to it for the life time or may take years to be normal for that food item. It is too early as for now to say that your child is not allergic to peanuts. In order to rule out you can plan for allergen test and check your child IgE levels. Emergency medications like adrenaline, steroids and antihistamine has to be in reach. Take care of your child.

Thank you. Good day
Answered: Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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