Avoiding the Side Effects of Peanut Allergies. Part 2

8Nov

Avoiding the Culprit
But it’s not just the obvious foods that contain peanuts or peanut products that scare allergy sufferers like Susan. AAAAI has found that great risk comes from the “hidden” peanut products — residues and cross-contaminations that find their way into foods allergy sufferers eat. These residues, while often not present in high concentrations, can trigger allergic reactions, especially in highly sensitive individuals.

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Avoiding the Side Effects of Peanut Allergies. Part 1

8Nov

Ten years ago, when she was a teen-ager living in San Diego, Susan (not her real name) planned to go out with friends when she finished her shift at a local gift shop. On her way out, she bought a cookie at a nearby store. By the time she met her friends outside, her tongue and throat had swollen up and she could barely breathe.

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