Peanut Allergy


A peanut allergy is a reaction that occurs when your body mistakenly identifies peanuts as a harmful substance. When you eat peanuts or food that contains peanuts, your body's immune system overreacts. This can cause a serious response and even can cause death.

A good way to prevent an allergic reaction is to avoid the foods that cause it. Peanuts might be found in chili and vegetable oils. An allergy doctor or a dietitian may be able to help you understand which foods might be okay and what to avoid. Learn what to do if you have a reaction.

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Listed below are Signature Medical Group physicians who diagnose and treat this condition.

Hamsa N. Subramanian, MD

Hamsa N. Subramanian

St. Louis, MO

  • Allergy and Immunology
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Signature Allergy & Immunology

Signature Allergy & Immunology
425 North New Ballas
Suite 203
St. Louis, MO 63141
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