So I have been having severe asthma symptoms and have been on many asthma medications and have still had multiple hospitalizations ): I also have multiple allergies (environmental, latex, and some medications). I have an Epi-pen for the latex allergy and recently had my IGE level checked (allergy indicator) and it was 898. Yesterday I was having trouble breathing that I thought was asthma but I also had hives after baking peanut butter cookies??? I don't have a known peanut allergy and never have had one. I immediately did the Epipen as it kept getting worse with no improvement after the inhaler. The epi helped and when I asked my Dr. she said maybe it could be a latex exposure but I'm just thinking that its to much of a coincidence.
Thoughts??? Can you get a peanut allergy later in life. Has anyone else experienced this?


By Spoedig on Thu, 03-14-13, 15:09

Yes, you can develop a peanut allergy as an adult. Is the Dr. you mentioned your allergist? I personally would ask to be tested for peanut and tree nut allergy. I have a child with a latex allergy, in addition to the peanut, and understand the difficulty in determining latex exposure.

Groups: None

Peanut Free and Nut Free Directory

Peanut-Free/Nut-Free Directory

Our directory is intended as a resource for people with peanut and nut allergies. It contains foods, helpful products, and much more.

Close x

Sign up for our newsletter and receive a free peanut-free snack guide.

Stay on top of your allergy with recipes, lifestyle tips and more.

Email Social



Where do you get your peanut allergy information?
The internet
My allergist
Friends or family
Total votes: 6