Symptoms of a peanut allergy

Peanut allergy is a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when the immune system overreacts to proteins found in peanuts. 

When someone with a peanut allergy consumes peanuts or peanut products, their immune system mistakenly identifies these proteins as harmful & triggers an allergic reaction.

Symptoms of a peanut allergy can range from mild to severe & can include hives, & itching. 

It also includes swelling, difficulty breathing, & even anaphylaxis, a severe & potentially deadly reaction that can cause the body to go into shock. 

Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies, affecting around 1-2% of the population.

It typically develops in childhood & is often a lifelong condition.

The exact cause of peanut allergy is unknown, but research suggests that both genetic & environmental factors may play a role.

Currently, there is no cure for peanut allergy. Treatment involves strict avoidance of peanuts & peanut products.

As well as carrying an epinephrine auto-injector in case of accidental exposure.

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