Peanut Allergies.

All the facts you need about Peanut Allergies.

What are the symptoms?

Signs and symptoms of a Mild allergic reaction can include:

  • Your mouth and lips tingling.
  • Your face swelling.
  • Feeling sick.
  • Rashes like nettle rash or hives.
  • A feeling of tightness around the throat.

Why are some people allergic to peanuts?

It's only when you come into contact with nuts for the second time that a full allergic reaction happens. Most children who are allergic to nuts have the symptoms of an allergic reaction when they appear to be exposed to nuts for the first time. However, this is probably not their first exposure, but their second. They may have already come into contact with nuts through their mother, either whilst they where in the womb or trough breast milk if they were breast-fed.

What foods can't people with a peanut allergy eat?

The food people with a peanut allergy can't eat can be things that clearly contain peanuts for instance peanut butter, or can be things that you wouldn't think contain peanuts, like ground chili which can sometimes contain ground peanuts. Anyone with a nut allergy should always check the back of the packet to make sure that they don't come into contact with peanuts/nuts.