What is Peanut Allergy?
Peanut allergy is a reaction that occurs shortly after exposure to peanuts or peanut products. By having a blood test, it is possible to determine whether such an allergy exists in the body. If there is an allergy to food, it means that the body is resistant to that food.
Peanut allergy is the most common type of food allergy in school-age children and adults. It is known that adults who are not allergic to peanuts during childhood can also develop allergies to peanuts. Not only peanut ingestion, peanut oil, peanut syrup, peanut oil powder, peanut oil chips, peanut flour also cause allergies. People with peanut allergy are likely to have allergies to foods such as broad beans, peas, lentils, black-eyed peas, beans.
Peanut allergy may also occur by inhalation of airborne allergens during peanut processing; even previous peanut residues that can be mixed with another food prepared later in an enterprise where peanuts have been prepared can cause allergies.
The risk of peanut allergy is higher in patients with eczema, asthma, hay fever.
Symptoms of peanut allergy
Peanuts are increasingly consumed food. Symptoms of peanut allergy vary from person to person.
At least 80% of peanut allergy cases have the following skin symptoms:
Hives and similar waste
Peanut allergy can also cause the following more serious symptoms:
Wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, etc. respiratory system problems
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and so on. digestive system problems
Pulse elevation, blood pressure drop and so on. cardiovascular problems
Dizziness, fainting and so on. nervous system problems
Behavioral disorders (especially in children)
What makes peanut allergy so common?
Peanut allergy has been seen almost twice as often in the past 15 years, and the reason for this increase has not been fully established. The widespread use of body creams made with peanut oil containing peanut proteins is one of the possible causes of peanut allergy to be spread in recent years through breast milk or during exposure to peanut proteins or exposure to cross-reactive (similar) foods such as soy. The exact cause of peanut allergy is increasingly unknown today.
Is it possible to finish peanut allergy?
Peanut allergy is a lifelong illness for many people. People who suffer from peanut allergy continue to live with simple allergic problems such as mild allergic reactions and minor body redness.
How is peanut allergy treated?
Today, the best treatment against peanut allergy is not to eat peanuts and peanut products. There is no definitive treatment of peanut allergy.
Packaged foods should include warnings such as "contains peanuts" or "manufactured in a factory using peanuts".
peanut allergy in recent years began to be seen in more people, but there is a problem especially in America and common in other developed countries, in recent years in Turkey asthma and allergic diseases besides being large increases, is also steadily rising peanut consumption, we have to be careful against peanut allergy should. People with advanced peanut allergy can consume peanuts and even lead to death. Even if they do not eat peanuts themselves, they may be affected by the odors and particles scattered around the peanut packets.
Therefore, it is a matter that needs to be paid attention. Both food producers and consumers pay more attention to this issue.
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