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Medical Why do peanut allergies exist?

  1. Jan 5, 2017 #1

    wolram

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  3. Jan 5, 2017 #2

    jedishrfu

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

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peanut_allergy

    They mention the immune system being particularly sensitive to peanut and causing anaphylaxis (anaphylactic shock) in some folks.
     
  4. Jan 5, 2017 #3

    jedishrfu

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  5. Jan 5, 2017 #4
    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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