Nut Allergies Directory
Nut allergies are a common type of food allergy. They can be life-threatening. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about nut allergies, symptoms, treatments, and much more.
Peanut Allergy-Topic Overview
What is a peanut allergy?A peanut allergy is a reaction that occurs when your body mistakenly identifies peanuts as harmful substances. When you eat peanuts or food containing peanuts, your immune system-the body's natural defense system that fights infections and diseases-overreacts and can cause a serious, even life - threatening response.What causes a peanut allergy?An allergic reaction occurs
Understanding Anaphylaxis -- Symptoms
Get information on anaphylaxis symptoms from the experts at WebMD.
Food Allergies-When To Call a Doctor
For food allergies, call 911 or other emergency services immediately if you have had a severe reaction in the past from the same food and similar symptoms are developing. If you have an allergy kit prescribed by your doctor, give yourself the shot.
Food Allergies-Health Tools
This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding food allergies.
Serious Food Allergies: How to Keep Your Teen Safe
It's challenging to be the parent of a teenager under the best of circumstances. But if your teen has serious allergies, parents face a whole new set of concerns. Learn how to manage serious allergies and keep your teen prepared at all times.
Food Allergies: Protect Your Child at Home and Away
Whether at home or away, dealing with your child’s food allergies can be challenging. Take steps to safeguard your child from cross-contamination, food allergy triggers, and other food allergy dangers.
Relief for Allergies at School
To keep allergies at school under control, work closely with teachers, coaches, the school nurse -- and your child. Here are top tips to help your child control allergies at school.