Practice Guidelines for Peanut Allergies

Celeste Sitton, RN, BSN, CMSRN; Heide S. Temples, Phd, APRN, PPCNP-BC


J Pediatr Health Care. 2018;32(1):98-102. 

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Referral (American College of Asthma and Immunology, 2014)

• Referral should be made to an allergist when any individual is suspected of having a food allergy or has experienced signs or symptoms of anaphylaxis.

• When considering introduction of peanut products to those with a suspected allergy, the following are recommended:

   ○ Infant with mild to moderate eczema: consider referral to an allergist before the introduction of peanut products.

   ○ Infant with severe eczema: refer to allergist for testing before the introduction of peanut products.