Can eating peanuts increasingly over time cure a peanut allergy?
When I was little I had a mild allergy to peanuts. My lips would get a bit swollen and my throat would get itchy but that was about it. I loved peanuts so I would eat maybe 5-10 per day once or twice every week or so anyway. I now no longer have any reaction to peanuts. Is there a correlation between these 2 things or did I just happen to lose the allergy and me eating peanuts was playing with fire?
- k wLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
you just may have swerved into something that works for you...can't argue with success, just be careful and don't over do it.......
- LiliLv 73 weeks ago
Yes, though it should really be done under the supervision of a physician.
Researchers are now using micro-doses of peanuts to cure severe peanut allergies. Over time, these allow sufferers to build up a tolerance that eventually lets them eat peanuts and peanut products. However, because of the severity of many peanut allergies, the micro-doses must be taken, at least first, in the presence of a physician with an EpiPen standing by.
A mild allergy like yours could certainly have been cured by eating some peanuts every day.
- Andy CLv 71 month ago
For some....No. An allergy is an allergy. Once it has started, only the body can stop it.
- formerly_bobLv 71 month ago
Its not impossible but the odds of desensitizing yourself that way are low. You would probably need to start with something like 1/1000 of a peanut and work your way up over the course of several months.
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- Anonymous1 month ago
I would not recommend doing that you could really make yourself sick. I mean talk with your doctor. I assume it’s possible but sometimes allergies can come and go.