McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Peanut Allergy in Children

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A common concern for parents is wanting to avoid their children developing an allergy to peanuts. In some cases, parents prevent their children from ingesting peanuts until 3-4 years of age. Peanut allergies are serious concewrn with the potential for an anaphylactic reaction. Developing a peanut allergy can be very detrimental to the quality of life of someone in terms of having to be constantly conscious of the contents of ingested food, carrying around a functional epi pen, etc.

— Video by Aneesha Ghosh, Arani Muthurajah, Bakht Awar-Khan and William Zizek