Watching your child struggling to breathe ranks up there on the list of parents’ worst nightmares. But what the majority of parents assume is an asthma attack could actually be another issue in disguise. According to the results of a new study, children with asthma could be more prone to peanut allergies—oftentimes unbeknownst to the parents. Though the study’s results are still preliminary, the study’s lead author recommends that children with asthma be tested for a peanut sensitivity, especially when considering that the signs of the allergy (shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing) could be easily misconstrued for an asthma attack. Had you heard of this link between asthma and peanut allergies before? Or is it news to you? Tell us in the comments below.
Kids With Asthma Also Sensitive to Peanuts, Study Says
December 18, 2016