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Some people are born with an allergy to peanuts. Even when exposed to the smallest amounts some go into anaphylactic shock where they have difficulty breathing and vomiting and it can be life-threatening. An Epi-pen is needed so the person can limit the risks and have enough time to be escorted to the hospital. For others, a rash will appear. It depends from person to person. A doctor is needed to determine the extent of the allergy and the family’s next steps. A study done in 2011 found that only 20% of children outgrew their peanut allergy and that 2% of children have it. Due to the possible severity of the allergy different spaces at institutions like schools and the workplace do not allow peanuts. 


Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis: Food Allergens: Peanut. (n.d.). Retrieved July 22, 2020, from

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