Peanut-allergic reaction due to proximity
No reason to worry about peanut allergic reaction from proximity!
Many parents are extremely concerned about the child developing an allergic reaction from being next to someone eating foods containing peanut. Recent challenge studies using peanut butter held 12 inches from a person with a peanut allergy did not provoke an allergic reaction. The study was published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Powlin Manuel MD, MBA, MS.Pediatric Allergist