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Cashew allergy symptoms

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ramirez
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
True allergy?: Are you truly allergic? Are you having any allergy symptoms when you eat them? Just because you see a positive result on skin or blood test, doesn't... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Sensitivity: We do not know why anyone develops an allergy to a known product. It requires exposure and a sensitive immune system and that is presumably what happ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
No: There is no law requiring that. As a consumer with allergies, it is your responsibility to ask. There are many allergies and no restaurant can be expe... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Possible: Some chinese dishes contain cashews. The other possibility is that there was cashew "contamination" in your dish.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
No cure, prevention: It is not clear how to prevent nut allergies at this time. There are two camps, those that feel that avoidance of the food early in life is the key, ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
Avoidance: Avoiding cashew is the only current treatment for allergy to cashew. Injectable Epinephrine is often prescribed to use in case of an accidental expos... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Possibly: Nut allergy usually comes on fast and furious and thus if she has survived the time you spent posting this question, it is likely not that serious. N... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
Probably: Only about 10% or less of people with nut allergy actually "out grow" it. If the reaction was very severe, it is less likely. Since there is a small... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Peanuts: Are different from tree nuts like cashews, other nuts as almonds , hazsel or walnuts are different family of tree nuts than cashews or Brazilian nuts,... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Yes.: A dermatologist can skin test you to be sure (safely). Nut allergies can become deadly!
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