Another Symptom of Peanut Allergies

Posted on January 8, 2010. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , |

Another symptom of peanut allergies

My neice just turned one. Her mom knows not to give peanuts or peanut butter to a child under the age of two, but yet she found out that her child is allergic to peanuts in another way.

As mom was eating a peanut butter sandwich, she reached across to wipe something off the baby’s cheek. Within minutes, the spot was a flaming red and swollen mark on the child’s face. Quickly, she washed it with soap and water, and watched it closely. The washing did the trick and it started to fade and return to normal little by little til it was gone.

But yet, it troubled her. Why did her daughter’s skin react that way? She then realized that she had a peanut butter sandwich and must have brushed it along her cheek. To be safe, rather than sorry, she asked their doctor who suggested that she get the baby in for allergy testing.

She did, and the tests revealed that the baby is allergic to peanuts! We all know that this is a life-threatening allergy and one parents must be very attentive to. But who knew that merely having peanut butter on the skin can produce an allergic reaction?

I’m sharing this in the hopes that another mom or dad might find the information useful. Sometimes, the skin tells you more than you think. Pay attention; it might be telling you something you need to know.

Peanuts on the skin can produce an allergic reaction. If they do, follow up and get your child tested right away!


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