Swelling on the face after eating peanuts.
Hello, I am 23 years old female. Today morning I woke up with a swelling on my face. The area under my eyes, cheeks were swelled. In the middle of the night, I felt uneasy and had difficulty in breathing. I ignored but when I woke up this morning with the swelled face I am scared. Yesterday at night my friend was having peanuts so she offered. I never had one so I gave it a try. Am I overthinking or can peanuts cause swelling on the face? What should I do now?
@messy Hello, You are allergic to peanuts and Peanut allergy is one of the most common causes of severe allergy attacks. An allergic response to peanuts usually occurs within minutes after exposure. A common symptom of peanut allergy is Shortness of breath or wheezing. Please visit a doctor as soon as possible as I think you have anaphylaxis. anaphylaxis is a medical emergency that requires treatment. Symptoms of Anaphylaxis are Swelling of the throat that makes it difficult to breathe.