Are you peanuts?

Dear Dr. Mo: Why are some people allergic to peanuts? What is it about that allergy that makes it so dangerous?

Peanuts are healthy but could cause dangerous allergic reactions

Peanuts are healthy but could cause dangerous allergic reactions

Dear reader: Allergy to peanuts is a fairly common one among us humans.

In fact, when it comes to severe allergy attacks, this one is among the most common causes. There are even some anecdotal stories about strange ways people have come into contact with traces of peanuts and died almost instantly – these in fact may have been based on real life events. Continue reading