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Severe peanut allergy, carbon monoxide poisoning. Related symptoms?

Hello, Just recently my son was admitted to the hospital with a severe peanut allergy reaction and at the same time they detected a very high level of carbon monoxide poisoning in his system. We had the apartment tested and there were no signs of CO in the apartment. They then said that there was probably a miss reading of the level of CO in his body, however how is this related to the severe allergy reaction that he had with the peanuts?
Asked On : Wed, 2 Jan 2013
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Hi cia-fmly,
Thanks for writing to us,

Generally there is no relation between CO level and peanut allergy you have stated above,
The symptoms for peanut allergy could be different for different persons,
An allergic response to peanuts usually occurs within minutes after exposure, and symptoms range from mild to severe. Peanut allergy signs and symptoms can include:

1)Skin reactions, such as hives, redness or swelling
2)Itching or tingling in or around the mouth and throat
3)Digestive problems, such as diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea or vomiting
4)Tightening of the throat
5)Shortness of breath or wheezing
6)Runny nose.
7) sometimes it may lead to anaphylaxis

Carbon monoxide level in the body could have increased due to exposure to pollution , since our blood absorbs more % of CO than Oxygen easily .
But since you have said that there were no chances of such , I think the report has to be reevaluated .

I hope this was informational and wishing a good health to your son,
Dr.G.Gayatri devi
Answered: Wed, 2 Jan 2013
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