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- What is a Peanut Allergy
- Foods to Avoid
- The Allergic Reaction
- Recognizing and Treating Anaphylaxis
- Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
- Medical ID Bracelets
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Other Food Allergies
made in a facility which also processes peanuts??
Hi, I have a question for everyone.
My son has a peanut allergy. His allergist said he should avoid all foods with any peanut warnings on the packaging. So I asked him recently whether he had to avoid food which was only made in the same facility as peanuts. The allergist said yes.
Then I asked him if I can bring my son to restaurants such as Friendlys and other ones which have peanuts on the premesis, and he said as long as I notify them that my son has a peanut allergy it's ok.
So, aren't these restaurants facilities which contain peanuts? I asked my allergist about this and he yelled at me (he's not the nicest guy, I'm going to have to change allergists). But in the meantime, I was curious about how other people handle this. Do you let your kids eat, say, "Kit-Kat" bars which are made in a facility which processes peanuts? Would you bring them to a restaurant which has peanuts onsite? And how to reconcile the two?