When the allergy is born from a kiss or sexual intercourse

An allergic reaction may occur after contact. 144083772/ALDECAstudio – stock.adobe.com

DECRYPTION – People with allergies should be careful in any situation.

The intimate sphere is not exempt from risks for allergy sufferers. A kiss by a loved one who has eaten peanuts can lead to anaphylactic shock in a peanut allergic person, even if the person making the gesture has taken care to brush their teeth beforehand, because traces of peanuts can remain on her lips several hours after ingestion. “An allergy can therefore also be triggered by proxy, recall the Dr Ariane Nemni, head of the allergology department at the Robert-Ballanger hospital center in Aulnay-sous-Bois. And not only via a kiss by the way: a massage with a cosmetic containing food proteins – sesame for example – can trigger a reaction in the allergic person ranging from hives to shock.. For this reason, an allergic person must be careful about what is put on their skin. Sometimes still, the fact that a man has consumed a food allergen, in particular Brazil nuts which are not destroyed by digestion and can…

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