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First of all, let us know what is allergy-
Well, when we refer to allergy, we mean the problem that can occur in a person due to various external conditions like weather, climate, dust and many more. It can also be caused due to intake of food items towards which our immune system is hypersensitive, in short cannot get used to those conditions or food. Food allergy is heard and seen to be occurring more frequently when compared to other allergies or allergic diseases. There are many food items which one is sensitive to and causes problem either minor or major. Allergy caused due to the intake of peanut has inconvenient effects comparatively. This allergy occurs mostly in the western countries as its consumption is high there.
Symptoms of Peanut Allergy-
This allergy caused by peanut can show number of symptoms and if detected at an early stage can be cured completely. Some of the symptoms include itchiness, swelling of the face that is quite unusual, rhinitis, vomiting or nausea, abdominal pain, asthma, atopic eczema and sometimes it can also result in cardiac arrest and that’s not minor effect at all. Peanut has good and bad effect and allergy is surely a negative effect.
Children are more prone to peanut allergy as they love to have it, in fact they relish it. Many families include peanut for their breakfast and brunch without knowing the adverse effect of it. Once a child is showing the symptoms of peanut allergy, he should be diagnosed immediately. Children showing the above mentioned symptoms are allergic to peanuts and so its consumption should be controlled by the parents of guardians. Adults are also seen going through the symptoms of peanut allergy. The effects are the same. Who knew that peanut could cause this much trouble for someone? After all, everyone loves to hog peanut for its lovely taste.
Is there any Treatment of Peanut Allergy at present?
It is an allergy of rare type; hence the treatment is not so common. Very few people know about the treatment known as immunotherapy. This therapy has been beneficial to more than80% of the people, especially for children suffering from peanut allergy. This process can be at any stage of its occurring. However, it can be more effective when applied on the ones detected at an early age.
Peanut Allergy can be life threatening too. Anaphylaxis is a disease that is caused by digesting peanuts and it can be quite a threat to life. Immunotherapy can help one guard against this deadly ailment. It definitely is a powerful therapy with effective result.
Prevention is better than Cure-
Although life science has advanced to such an extent that almost every disease is curable and yet it is always wise to prevent any disease from attacking you than being treated for it later. The process of treatment can be painful, tedious and expensive. Peanut allergy can be avoided too by following the mantra listed below-
- Avoid intake of peanut if you are prone to peanut allergy
- Avoid eating food from outside because you never know if the utensil used to prepare that food can be cross contaminated with peanut
- Inform everyone you know about your allergy so that they can always take precautions while serving you food
- When people know that you have peanut allergy, in times of emergency they can be helpful with first aids
- Avoid the same knife or spoon being used for scooping out peanut by your family members
There you go! You avoid it, you cure it easily. Isn’t that quite easy than it sounded?