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Medical Why do peanut allergies exist?

  1. Jan 5, 2017 #1


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    Short answer is no one knows, more about it may be found in this article:


    They mention the immune system being particularly sensitive to peanut and causing anaphylaxis (anaphylactic shock) in some folks.
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    Another side note to this.. It turns out that a lot of allergies that are being reported don't actually exist. Kids get diagnosed at a very young age, and never get retested after outgrowing the allergy.

    Got my baby boy on the Peanut Butter already. He cannot be a Kotschessa and not eat peanut butter.

    -Dave K
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