Dry throat complications are quite common in children and are often associated with seasonal allergies or sickness. If your child is suffering from persistent dry scratchy throat complications, there could be a risk that your child is developing a food intolerance that is often overlooked by pediatricians.
In children who frequently eat foods that contain peanut butter, there is a risk for developing peanut butter side effects from a food intolerance. This type of food intolerance to peanut butter, however, is not related to a nut allergy and should not be confused as such. Instead, children who suffer from peanut butter side effects will often first show signs of dray scratchy throat complications that are difficult to treat.
If you are struggling to care for your child’s sore throat and swollen glands then it is important to seek out medical attention from a pediatrician. But, in the process, it is important to also ask about the potential risk for a food intolerance. If you have a child that eats peanut butter regularly, simply removing this food product from your child’s diet may go along way in improving the dry scratchy throat complications.
In many children, when presenting a pediatrician’s office with sore throat, swollen glands, and a dry scratchy throat, there is tendency to simply diagnose the complication as a typical reaction to seasonal allergies. While seasonal allergy treatment such as Benadryl and other antihistamines will help your child’s symptoms, they will not resolve the underlying cause of the throat problems. In many children, peanut butter side effects are to blame.
If you are concerned about your child’s intolerance to peanut butter, it is prudent to ask an allergist to evaluate your child to determine if this is a case of nut allergies. But, in most cases, your child is simply not responding well to the manufacturing of peanuts in peanut butter and, by removing this food from your child’s diet, you can resolve the complications with a dry scratchy throat.
Sources: Food Allergies and Food Intolerance, by Jonathan Brostoff, MD