Patient Comments: Peanut Allergy - Risk Factors

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Comment from: Health care dad, 13-18 Male (Caregiver) Published: April 02

No but my son has had three peanut allergy reactions in his life, the last just today. We were hoping he would outgrow it in terms of severity. Today after raking the yard possibly having been bitten by mosquitoes he ate some Squirrel Nut Zippers (caramel peanut candy). She immediately gave him 50 mg of Benadryl by mouth. Not the liquid gel but tablet form. The reaction kept getting worse. I had him chew another 25 and keep it under his tongue. Finally 30 later I gave 125 mcg of EpiPen subcutaneously. He lives.

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