Allergy to peanut

Patient

Q: My son has an allergy to peanuts (he is 7). He came home from school today and accidentally ate a peanut out of a bowl. About 1 hour after eating it he vomited. About 45 minutes after that he vomited again. Everything now seems normal...however it's bed time and he's gone to sleep. How tight of an eye do I need to keep on him overnight, in concern of a delayed reaction. Or since he already reacted, does that delayed reaction go away?

Symptoms:  vomited
Doctor

A:   It is unlikely that your son would have any further reactions, since the entire bolus of food is expected to be out of the system with those two vomiting episodes. You may relax and have a good nights sleep.

Related Q&A

Q: I really want a cat but suffer with allergies. Is there any way I can live with one and control the allergy

Q: Hi I wanted to see if my symptoms might be caused by a food sensitivity. I have a dry itchy flaky scrap, itchy skin ...

Q: Hello doctor I'm living in a very seasonal allergic pollotion city. Last month, I started getting there infections...

Q: I have been scheduled for a drug allergy challenge involving acetaminophen. The center will not have a physician in ...

Q: Hi There, I am an alcoholic. I have been drinking for years heavily (vodka) and then switched to wine to try to tamp...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews