Our directory is intended as a resource for people with peanut and nut allergies. It contains foods, helpful products, and much more.
- What is a Peanut Allergy
- Foods to Avoid
- The Allergic Reaction
- Recognizing and Treating Anaphylaxis
- Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
- Medical ID Bracelets
- Support Groups
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Other Food Allergies
PA with No Symptoms?
I've had a peanut allergy since I can remember but have never had a very bad reaction. The most extreme reaction has been a swollen eye, still not sure how that happened, but usually I only get a few hives or slight feeling of discomfort. For this reason I've never been particularly cautious about products that "may contain traces of peanuts" so have often eaten products made with peanut flour and other such ingredients (usually just in protein bars etc because I used to play a lot of sports and they were hard to avoid) and accepted the ill feeling it gave me.
I recently discovered though that a product I have been eating sporadically for years and never had a problem with directly contains peanuts. It was only brought to my attention by a friend interested in nutrition facts. I'm not sure how I overlooked this for over 5 years, but I have never had a problem with the product and have grown to really like it. Could the product contain such a minimal amount of peanuts (its the last listed ingredient, which also makes it odd that I've never noticed) that I'm okay to keep eating it, or should I just stop eating it all together? Thoughts?
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