Peanut allergy

The leading food allergy in children

Better safe than sorry: It’s never too early to get tested for food allergies!

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Peanut allergy begins in childhood

Current statistics suggest that approximately 4.6 million US adults suffer from peanut allergy. Only 800,000 of those appear to have developed their allergy after they were 18 years old.

 

In other words: Peanut allergy usually develops in early childhood. It is possible that children outgrow their peanut allergy as they age, though unfortunately most peanut allergy patients are likely to be allergic for all of their life.

 

 

 

 

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Peanuts are everywhere

Aside from peanut sauces, peanut flour, and peanut butter, here is a list of foods that may contain (traces of) peanuts:

  • Cakes
  • Muffins
  • Donuts
  • Cereal
  • Candy bars
  • Chocolate bars
  • Cookies
  • Salad dressings
  • Fried foods
  • Nougat
  • Pastries
  • Satay sauce
  • Meat substitutes
  • Many Chinese and Thai dishes

 

Despite their name, peanuts are not part of the tree nut category – they are members of the legume family. Regardless, peanut allergy patients may also be allergic to tree nuts.

 

Luckily, 7DROPS covers it all. Our allergy test doesn’t just screen for peanut allergens, but also for allergens in almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macademia nuts, pistachios, walnuts, and more. Find the full list of allergens tested here.

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Peanut allergy symptoms

An allergic reaction to peanuts usually occurs within minutes after exposure or ingestion. Peanut allergy symptoms include:

 

  • Runny nose
  • Skin reactions like hives, redness, or swelling
  • Itching or tingling in or around the mouth and throat
  • Digestive problems like diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea, or vomiting
  • Tightening of the throat
  • Shortness of breath or wheezing

 

Peanut allergy can also lead to anaphylaxis, which is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment with an epinephrine autoinjector, commonly known as an EpiPen.

The right test for you

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ALL

ALLERGY TEST

  • $169
  • 295 ALLERGY TRIGGERS
  • -
  • At-home allergy test
  • IgE based
  • Blood collection through finger prick
  • Free medical result review
Learn more

Expert opinion

"Parents are always looking out for the health of their children. Unfortunately, food allergies are a growing concern for parents in the US and globally. If you suspect that your child is struggling with food allergies, a comprehensive test can give the needed clarity to prepare for the next steps."

  • Dr. Christian Lupinek

    Medical Director, MADx

What 7DROPS users say

Reviews

Since I have recurring symptoms I couldn’t really make sense of, I purchased a 7DROPS kit for the allergy and food intolerance test. The process was pretty easy and my results came back within a week. I’m happy with the results, as they gave me a lot of insight about different foods I should probably avoid in the future if I want to feel better overall!

Simon P., 39

For years, I experienced skin rashes and nausea whenever I eat certain foods like dairy products. A friend working in the medical field recommended trying 7DROPS to see where I stand – after my results came in, I started cutting out certain allergic foods from my diet and I feel way better now!

Peter M., 35

Originally I only wanted to do an allergy test but after checking the website I thought why not both, and purchased the ALL FIT combination deal. I think it’s super convenient that you can get both results with only one sample, and the report was really comprehensive as well. Recommended if you want to learn more about your health and body!

Martin H.

I suspected I had certain food intolerances or allergies for months after noticing recurring symptoms after eating fruit and seafood. Through taking this at-home test, I found out that my symptoms are a cross-reaction caused by other allergies. It’s way easier to get the right treatment if you know what’s causing your problems!

George G., 53
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