Study: 1 in 10 Children with Asthma Also Have Peanut Allergies – But Most Are Unaware

A study of more than 1,500 children at Mercy Children’s Hospital in Toledo suggests that children with asthma are more likely to have peanut allergies too.

The analysis showed that 11 percent of the children were diagnosed with peanut allergy. However, the majority, or 53 percent of the children and their families were unaware of this condition because both conditions have similar symptoms, such as shortness of breath, sneezing and coughing.

“Many of the respiratory symptoms of a peanut allergy can mirror those of an asthma attack, and vice versa,” lead author Robert Cohn said. “This study demonstrates children with asthma might benefit from a test for peanut sensitivity, especially when control of wheezing and coughing is difficult to achieve.”

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