How is taste affected?

Posted on: Tue, 08/21/2018 - 8:10am
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My 4 year old hates the taste of peanuts. He says that "his throat gets itchy" and it tastes terrible to him. In fact, he will spit anything out immediately if there is even a trace of peanuts in it. He had a RAST test as a toddler because of eczema, and the only result out of the ordinary was peanuts, but the doctor said it was not enough to be a true allergy. I am concerned that he will accidentally ingest peanuts at some point and have a severe reaction.
Does anyone have any experience with how a peanut allergy affects taste?
thanks

Posted on: Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:02am
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My son would do the same thing. He would spit out anything with tree nuts (pesto, brownies, etc.) When he asked for a cashew turtle I told him he would not like it because I thought he just did not like tree nuts. He then had an anaphylactic reaction. So yes, I believe his body is telling him something when he spits the peanuts out.

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