Peanut Allergy Prevention
Prevention of peanut allergies includes:
- Avoid peanuts and peanut oil.
- Ask about ingredients when eating out.
- Read food labels carefully.
- Take prescribed medications as directed.
- Take a nonprescription antihistamine for allergic symptoms:
- Carry an epinephrine syringe:
- Learn to use the syringe for severe allergic reactions.
- Wear an alert bracelet or tag that identifies your allergies.
- Tell your friends and colleagues that you have a peanut allergy.
Foods that are at high risk for containing peanut proteins include:
- Baked goods, such as cookies and pastries
- Cereals and granola
- Cultural foods
- Energy bars
- Foods that contain arachis oil
- Grain breads
- Ground or mixed nuts
- Ice cream and frozen desserts
- Peanut butter
- Peanut flour
- Salad dressing
PubMed Peanut Allergy References
- Fleischer DM. The natural history of peanut and tree nut allergy. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2007 Jun;7(3):175-81. 
- Palmer K, Burks W. Current developments in peanut allergy. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2006 Jun;6(3):202-6. 
- Sicherer SH, Sampson HA. Peanut allergy: emerging concepts and approaches for an apparent epidemic. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2007 Sep;120(3):491-503; quiz 504-5. Epub 2007 Aug 8.