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Fixing/reducing peanut allergies in babies?

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Updated October 24, 2014 at 4:14 AM
Created September 05, 2012 at 1:19 AM

My friend's have a 1 year old and just found out he has a peanut allergy. Not sure of the severity, but is there any way they can at least reduce the reactions if there is incidental contact with it?

edit: They found out about the allergy from their Doc, I just wanted to see if the various minds on here had any wisdom that was not 'conventional'... wouldn't be the first time.

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24538 · September 05, 2012 at 3:05 AM

The usual advice is to keep baby Benadryl around just in case, and then get to an emergency room as quickly as possible after giving it if a reaction has started.

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1173 · September 05, 2012 at 2:14 AM

They should talk to their pediatric allergist. Food allergies are nothing that should be taken to Dr. Interwebs.

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32518 · September 05, 2012 at 1:37 AM

A peanut allergy is nothing to fool around with. It can be life-threatening.

The more exposures, the more severe the reaction can be (at least from the stories I have read.) Anaphalactic shock is not fun (from personal experience, eating 1/2 of a brazil nut!)

They really need to go to the doc & get a few epi-pens.

That said, they can also get their child's D3 level tested & make sure they sun/supplement to a blood level of 50-60 ng/ml to help support the immune system.

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