Abstract

Allergies have the potential to be a life-long debilitating fight, especially the severe reactions from allergies such as anaphylaxis. Peanut allergies tend to be both common and severe, and they happen to be found hiding in many food products. People can have allergic reactions to food products that were made in the same facility as peanut products, that is why it is so important to be aware of the products that are being consumed. The incidence of peanut allergies has increased in the last decade, which is why it is crucial to study these allergies. This thesis looks at when the best time is to introduce peanut products to young children and the common risk factors that are associated with peanut allergies in children. The risk factors that are being looked at include: genetics, socioeconomic status, and ethnicity. This thesis also investigates a couple of treatment options for if your child develops a peanut allergy.

Thesis Completion

2018

Semester

Summer

Thesis Chair

Butts, Michele

Co-Chair

Decker, Jonathan

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)

College

College of Nursing

Location

Orlando (Main) Campus

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

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