- An allergic reaction to peanuts, the leading cause of anaphylaxis, the most severe and potentially life threatening allergic reaction, and the leading cause of death from food allergy in the US and other Western nations. Peanuts contain the same major allergenic proteins (called Ara h 1, 2, and 3) as tree nuts such as walnuts, cashews, and pistachios. About a third of persons with peanut allergy therefore have subsequent allergic reactions to tree nuts, so prevention is to avoid all nuts and foods containing nuts. Adults and caregivers of children who have peanut allergy should learn to recognize the early signs of an allergic reaction (such as hives, tongue swelling, throat tightening, vomiting, and shock) and have appropriate medications, including liquid diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and self-injectable epinephrine (Adrenaline), on hand at all times. It there is accidental peanut ingestion, these medications should be used immediately. Then the patient should go to an emergency room as soon as possible for further treatment and observation because of the risk of a second delayed reaction.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
Look at other dictionaries:
Peanut allergy — Infobox Disease Name = Peanut allergy Caption = DiseasesDB = 29154 ICD10 = ICD10|T|78|4|t|66 ICD9 = ICD9|V15.01 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = Peanut allergy is a type of food allergy, distinct from nut… … Wikipedia
Peanut — For other uses, see Peanut (disambiguation). Peanut Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) … Wikipedia
allergy bullying — n. Intimidating a person, particularly a schoolmate, by threatening exposure to a food that the person is allergic to. allergy bully n. Example Citations: When Susan s son was 7, a classmate smeared peanut butter on his arm. A harmless prank,… … New words
Peanut butter — Smooth peanut butter in a jar Peanut butter is a food paste made primarily from ground dry roasted peanuts, popular in North America, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and parts of Asia, particularly the Philippines and Indonesia. It is mainly used as … Wikipedia
Peanut gallery — Not to be confused with Peanut allergy. A peanut gallery is an audience that heckles the performer. The term originated in the days of vaudeville as a nickname for the cheapest (and ostensibly rowdiest) seats in the theater; the least expensive… … Wikipedia
allergy — 01. My brother has a lot of food [allergies], so he really has to watch what he eats. 02. Some people who are [allergic] to peanuts can die after eating something that has only minute quantities of peanuts in it. 03. I find it really hard to get… … Grammatical examples in English
Allergy — Classification and external resources Hives are a common allergic symptom. ICD 10 T78.4 … Wikipedia
allergy — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ food ▪ milk, nut, peanut, penicillin, pollen, etc. ▪ respiratory ▪ … Collocations dictionary
peanut — noun Peanut is used before these nouns: ↑allergy, ↑butter, ↑farmer, ↑oil, ↑sauce, ↑shell … Collocations dictionary
Food allergy — Infobox Disease Name = Food allergy Caption = DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD10|T|78|0|t|66 ICD9 = ICD9|V15.0 ICDO = OMIM = 147050 MedlinePlus = 000817 eMedicineSubj = med eMedicineTopic = 806 MeshID = D005512A food allergy is an adverse immune response … Wikipedia