Peanut Allergy Safety

Peanut Allergy Safety

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Boy with Peanut Butter and Jelly SandwichPeanut Allergies can be a very dangerous thing if you are not familiar with the allergy. Take a look at these quick statistics and symptoms to keep your child safe.

  • Less than 21% of children allergic to peanuts will grow out of it.
  • Peanut allergy is the most common cause of food-related death.
  • From 1997 to 2002 the prevalence of peanut allergies doubled.
  • Over 3 million people in the U.S. are allergic to peanuts.

Be aware of the symptoms

  • Skin irritation including hives, eczema, redness, and swelling.
  • Itching and tingling around the mouth and throat.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Tight feeling in chest.
  • Runny nose.
  • Vomiting, cramping, and diarrhea.
  • Anaphylactic shock.

Check out this video from ABC News about a mother’s diet leading to peanut allergies.

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