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Peanut allergies are common, and although they may only cause mild reactions in some people with peanut allergies, in other they can result in serious and life-threatening problems. In fact, peanuts are one of the most frequently cited causes of severe allergic reactions.
Even a minor reaction to peanuts can be a warning of more to come. If you or your child has had any type of allergic reaction to peanuts, you should see one of the top allergy doctors in New York City, Dr. Hadjiev, to determine the safest way to manage this allergy to prevent a fatal reaction from an unexpected exposure to peanuts. Peanuts are found in so many places, and even the tiniest amounts can result in a serious reaction in people who have that problem.
Symptoms of an allergic response to peanuts can include skin reactions, like swelling, hives, or redness. You may also experience digestive problem in response to an allergy, including stomach cramps, diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. Sometimes, a peanut allergy can cause wheezing, shortness of breath, or throat tightening. Dizziness, lightheadedness, and loss of consciousness can occur.
Anaphylaxis is the most serious type of allergic reaction that can occur with any allergy, and can result in shock and respiratory arrest. If you have severe allergic reactions, you should consult Dr. Hadjiev, New York’s top allergy specialist, so that you can protect yourself from potentially fatal complications that can be associated with anaphylactic reactions from peanut allergies. You can easily be exposed to chemicals associated with peanuts that result in serious symptoms, even if you are not in direct contact with a peanut or a food that contains peanuts. People with severe allergic reactions to peanuts may become ill after they are exposed to food that have been in contact with peanuts during handling or processing. Finally, even inhaling a cooking spray with a peanut oil base, or accidentally inhaling peanut flour, can result in serious illness.
Unfortunately, because children have immature digestive systems, they may be at greater risk for a severe peanut allergy, although some children can outgrow an early allergy to peanut. People with other types of allergies are at risk of developing a peanut allergy, and if you have eczema, you may also have food allergies. Dr. Hadjiev, one of New York’s top allergy doctors, can help you determine what steps to take to keep yourself or your child safe.
Before your visit with Dr. Hadjiev, New York’s top allergy doctor, you should write down all of your symptoms, and bring all of your medications, vitamins, and supplements to your appointment. Dr. Hadjiev will work closely with you, performing a thorough examination and obtaining blood tests that may save your life. Treatment and management of this frightening condition are just a phone call away. If you think you or your child might have a peanut allergy, call us today at 212-319-5282 to schedule your appoint with New York’s top allergy doctor.