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How many times can peanut antigen be transferred?
This is related to my thread about dd being anxious. If someone eats pb and washes hands, but later puts their fingers in their mouth (which it seems like a lot of kids do) and they later touch your child, and then your child touches his arm, leg, etc, can peanut antigen be transferred to your child`s arm or leg? Do you think your child then needs to wash his arm or leg? I know we have people on this board who have kids who have had contact reactions. Have any had contact reactions in this way? (where the child transferred the peanut antigen from his hands to another part of his body).
Also, if you are an adult with pa, do you shake hands and do you wash your hands after? For example, you meet someone new, so they go to shake your hand. They don`t know you are pa. Do you wash hands right after, or just not worry about it? In this hypothetical situation, you have no idea if they have recently eaten peanut products.