Patient Comments: Peanut Allergy - Symptoms and Signs

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Comment from: Dayo, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 24

In my 69th year, I suddenly experienced my lips swelling and burning. Then the top layers of skin started peeling to the point where the normal pigmentation on and around my lips was getting much lighter. My normal color is brown; the color was turning pink due to this peeling. I also experienced irritation, itching and bleeding of my pierced earlobes even if I wore gold earrings; I thought I might be sensitive to nickel. I have eaten peanuts and peanut butter all my life so it never occurred to me that peanuts might be the cause. I was taking various self-administered supplements. I decided to eliminate almost everything except poultry, fish, and vegetables from my diet and noticed a fairly quick abatement of my symptoms. On a recent occasion, I absentmindedly ate a few peanuts that were set out at a barbeque and, within minutes, my earlobes started itching and burning causing me to immediately remove my earrings. I will try to expose myself to peanuts again just to confirm my sensitivity. I really like peanuts and peanut butter and hope I can add them at some point in the future.

Comment from: Hydowu , 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: April 25

I began to get serious itching after bath and sweating when I was age 12. The itching was so terrible that my mother could not stand it. I sought medical help to no avail, so I kept managing it till now, at age 38. Recently, I noticed I was having a bit of sweating, which has not been the case for years. So I began to think that it could be allergic reaction to groundnut because I ate groundnuts so frequently those days.

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