Fictional Character with Peanut Allergies
My name is Helen Mason and I am a children's author. At the moment, I am working on a book in which one of the characters has peanut allergies. I need some help with some details and wonder if members here would be willing to provide some information.
For example, how easy is it for someone who is allergic to peanuts to get a reaction to them. Could they, for example, get it by touching peanut butter cookies, even if they didn't eat them?
Or would they have to touch their lips with the crumbs in order to get a reaction?
Might the reaction from that type of contact be less severe than a full anaphylactic response they would get by eating the cookie?
Thanks for your help. I am trying to show a young non-allergenic boy stumbling towards a friendship with the allergy sufferer. It is not the main theme of the book, but is an important thread.
I know that I am asking what you may consider to be stupid questions. I apologize. As I learn more, the characters are changing.
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