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Halloween candy safety information

By Meaghan Smith,
Published On: Dec 24 2013 01:16:52 PM CST
Updated On: Oct 31 2013 06:15:52 PM CDT

Doctors have some warnings for parents whose kids are trick-or-treating.

From peanut allergies to diabetes to eating too much candy, physicians want parents to be aware of the dangers.

They say diabetic children should stick to healthy treats, like apples. 

Dr. Buddy Clayton, with Mountain States Health Alliance, says parents with kids who have peanut allergies should go through their children's candy at the end of the night and read the ingredients labels to check for peanut products.

"Once again, I wouldn't want the child to touch it; sensitivity to peanut allergies are just quick and terrible, so I wouldn't take any chances until the parents go through the candy," says Dr. Clayton.

Dr. Clayton also says parents of small children should be careful not to give their kids candy they could choke on.

He recommends allowing them to eat treats that can melt, like chocolate.

Dr. Clayton says kids should try to limit their candy intake to one or two pieces a day.