According to the National Peanut Board, approximately 8% of American children suffer from one form or another of food allergies. Peanut allergies account for about 2.2% of this figure. Early detection of allergies isn’t always possible due to infants not being exposed to allergenic foods early in life.
While some allergic reactions are severe and immediate, others can be mild and hard to detect. Generally, allergic reactions to food will appear within minutes of the allergenic food being consumed, but a reaction can also be delayed by a couple of hours.
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