Peanut allergy

What is Peanut allergy?

Peanut allergy is a type of food allergy due to peanuts. It is different from nut allergies. Physical symptoms of allergic reaction can include itchiness, urticaria, swelling, eczema, sneezing, asthma, abdominal pain, drop in blood pressure, and cardiac arrest. Anaphylaxis may occur.

It is a type one hypersensitivity reaction to dietary substances from peanuts that causes an overreaction of the immune system. It is recognized "as one of the most severe food allergies due to its prevalence, persistency and potential severity of allergic reaction."

In the United States peanut allergies are present in 0.6% of the population. In Western cultures peanut allergy is the most common cause of food-related anaphylaxis death.

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Hello just got home from work and noticed that my 21/2 ur olds has visible red like veins all over his thighs! I've never seen this before. A few...

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After reading your query it appears that you are suffering form urticaria or allergic rash. Urticaria is a common condition where due to...

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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...

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Generally there is no relation between CO level and peanut allergy you have stated above,
The symptoms for...

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I have never had allergies before, up until this year (some sinus issues on and off, but nothing major). About 4 months ago I had a few episodes...

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I think you should get yourself tested for an allergy to peanuts. Its unlikely that stress or hormonal issues are...

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Hello just got home from work and noticed that my 21/2 ur olds has visible red like veins all over his thighs! I've never seen this before. A few...

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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...

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I have never had allergies before, up until this year (some sinus issues on and off, but nothing major). About 4 months ago I had a few episodes...

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