Adult with Peanut Allergy


Hello, I am new to this site. I am an adult who has had a peanut allergy since childhood. I am also allergic to most other nuts. I would be interested in hearing from other adults with this allergy and learning the ways in which they cope.

Since I am always vigilant, most of my nut encounters have come from hidden nuts or cross-contaminations. I can usually prevent a severe reaction by taking Benedryl.

I do not have children of my own, and I cannot imagine the world of worry that must accompany having a severely allergic child! My heart goes out to you.