Our expert says:
It is possible that the peanut brittle you ate caused an allergic reaction. The problem with this type of allergy is that the patient can eat a specific food for many years and then suddenly develop symptoms because the level of the anti-allergic compounds in the body have reached a trigger level. Because nut allergies can be dangerous I would recommend that you do see a medical doctor and ask him/her to send you for allergy tests with emphasis on allergy to peanuts and other nuts. If you should be allergic to peanuts and other nuts then you will need to avoid them and all foods that contain such nuts. Also discuss the measures you may need to take if you have got a nut allergy such as carrying an antihistamine with you in case of inadvertent exposure.
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