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
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-Treatment Overview
The best treatment for food allergies is to avoid the food that causes the allergy. When that is not possible, you can use medications such as antihistamines for mild reactions and the medications in an allergy kit for serious reactions.
Food Allergies-Topic Overview
This topic has general information about food allergies. When you have a food allergy, your body thinks certain foods are trying to harm you.
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.
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.
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.