Is a peanut allergy genetic?

Posted on: Tue, 10/08/2019 - 10:12am
muffintop's picture
Offline
Joined: 10/08/2019 - 10:01

Hello to everyone here, I've been living with a peanut allergy since childhood and now that I have a 1 year old I'm really worried about him having a peanut allergy as well. I've had severe reactions since I was a child and to think that he may go through that as well is heartbreaking. Does anyone here know if a peanut allergy is genetic?

Posted on: Tue, 10/08/2019 - 12:18pm
Italia38's picture
Offline
Joined: 10/08/2019 - 12:01

From what I've read I think yes peanut allergies are genetic and can be inherited.

Posted on: Thu, 10/24/2019 - 12:33pm
absfabs's picture
Offline
Joined: 10/24/2019 - 12:04

Yes, doctors told my parents that it's genetic. My parents had us tested when we were little and I was the "lucky" once to get it. My siblings are in the clear.

Posted on: Fri, 10/25/2019 - 8:23pm
Chimom's picture
Offline
Joined: 10/25/2019 - 20:14

Our 11 year old daughter has severe nut allergies (outgrew egg allergy). We got our son tested for allergies at 5 months old and immediately started peanut butter and then almond butter. He is allergic to dairy, eggs and cashews though. Both kids were born emergency csection due to distress and were given cows milk formula. Our son took it only for a week (then breast milk for 15 mos) whereas our daughter took both formula and breast milk from birth till 8 months. So there is some merit to early and continued exposure to reduce reactions (unless the body has already developed antibodies; hence the scratch tests).

My side of the family has severe ragweed allergies, so food allergies are something new with this generation.

Posted on: Sat, 10/26/2019 - 6:28am
Penwiggle's picture
Offline
Joined: 10/19/2019 - 02:37

This is a question I asked the Allergy Specialist when I saw her the other month, and she said no, it isn't genetic.

Pen

Posted on: Sat, 10/26/2019 - 12:48pm
BD's picture
BD (not verified)

Here is something I came across in a science journal:

"Researchers have pinpointed a new gene associated with peanut allergy, offering further evidence that genes play a role in the development of food allergies and opening the door to future research, improved diagnostics and new treatment options."

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171011120406.htm

Peanut Free and Nut Free Community

Click on one of the categories below to see all topics and discussions.

Latest Discussions

Latest Post by krisztina Thu, 02/20/2020 - 4:49pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by chicken Thu, 02/20/2020 - 4:45pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by lexy Tue, 01/28/2020 - 12:21am
Comments: 6
Latest Post by JRM20 Sun, 01/26/2020 - 11:15am
Comments: 6
Latest Post by JRM20 Sun, 01/26/2020 - 11:11am
Comments: 5
Latest Post by Italia38 Wed, 01/15/2020 - 11:03am
Comments: 10
Latest Post by Italia38 Wed, 01/15/2020 - 10:52am
Comments: 2
Latest Post by penelope Tue, 01/14/2020 - 1:03pm
Comments: 1

Peanut Free Store

More Articles

If children begin to eat many different foods at a young age, there is much more of a chance that by the time they are in school, they will eat...

Those with peanut allergies often find that they are unable to enjoy dessert since there's always the...

For those with peanut allergies, baked goods present a serious risk. Many baked goods do not appear to contain peanuts, yet were baked in a...

If you've ever tried to find...

If you find frequent allergy-related food recalls upsetting you are not alone, but a new federal rule may help reduce the cross-contamination...

If you or your child has a peanut or nut allergy, identifying the presence of nuts in food becomes a priority, but what if the written or spoken...

Tree nuts and peanuts are distinctly different. An allergy to one does not guarantee an allergy to the other. Peanuts are considered legumes and...

Welcome to the complex world of being a Peanut Allergy Parent. Get ready to proofread food labels, get creative with meals, and constantly hold an...

Scientists are developing a skin patch, much like the nicotine patch, that may cure deadly peanut allergies.

The patch contains tiny traces...

I love to cook and bake! I remember from a very young age cooking with my grandmother, teaching me all of the basics like making sure to mix in...

Take control of your food allergies! Get results in ten days and change your life forever! If you are tempted to use a home testing kit...

Parents of children with food allergies often share tips about safe foods, allergy-friendly restaurants, and other experiences and challenges of...

According to the results of a new study, children lacking Vitamin D may be more susceptible to food allergies. Researchers working at the Albert...

Nearly all infants are fussy at times. But how do you know when your baby's crying means something wrong? Some babies are excessively fussy...

Those who have peanut allergies know to avoid peanut butter cookies, of course – but what about other...

Which candy bars are safe for those with peanut allergies? Those without allergies are accustomed to...

Are you looking for peanut-free candies as a special treat for a child with...

For those who have wondered whether airport x-ray machines negatively affect epinephrine auto-injectors, the folks at Food Allergy Research &...

Molecular allergy component testing identifies the specific food or environmental proteins triggering a person’s allergic reactions. Component...

An epinephrine auto-injector provides an emergency dose of epinephrine (adrenaline) to treat life-threatening allergic reactions. Those who have...