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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Allergy to nuts : A nut allergy is an allergic, meaning IgE-based immunological response to foods commonly called nuts, which include peanuts (really legumes), tree nu ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: About 7% of children outgrow nut allergies, but it is much less likely for an adult to have spontaneous resolution of nut allergy. Those who have had ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
44 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
It's possible.: Some people have mild nut allergy reactions consisting of mild itching of mouth or throat which eating tree nuts that is due to cross reacting pollen ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Nut free diet: It is not easy developing a nut free diet. It means a lot of label reading. For more information go to this website for practical information. http ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Nuts are different: Peanuts and hazelnuts are not the same. Peanuts are a legume and hazelnuts are tree nuts. If you are allergic to one, you will not necessarily be all ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Ostro
48 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
I don't know: Allergic reactions to foods are all caused by the release of the same chemicals, mainly histamine, so have the same symptoms which consist of combinat ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Varies: Allergic reactions varies with individuals.Some can consume cashews, while to others they are toxic.Reactions can be mild or severe. Mild reactions in ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Nuts cautioned,: It is believed that one is likely allergic to most nuts when a definite allergy to one nut has been documented. However this is not always true since ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brant Ward
12 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Always carry EpiPen (epinephrine): Peanut and tree nut allergies have some of the highest rates of fatal anaphylaxis, and Epinephrine can be life saving. Unfortunately, you cannot predi ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Back pain: There is no tie between a nut allergy and back pain. Not sure why you would put the two together.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean McGhee
22 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: About 10-15% of people who are shellfish allergic (shrimp, lobster, etc) are also clinically sensitive to mollusks (clams, squid(calamari), octopus). ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Muscle protein: The allergen in shrimp and crab is probably a common allergen called tropomyosin which is a muscle protein.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
29 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Lobster is related to shrimp and crab. Each of these is a common cause of life threatening allergy. If you are having symptoms after eating any of t ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Pl ck it doesnot have pnuts.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Possible: Some chinese dishes contain cashews. The other possibility is that there was cashew "contamination" in your dish.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
29 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Tree nut allergy: If you are allergic to walnut, i would recommend avoidance of all tree nuts and their oils which may not be purified.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Possible: Olive tree pollen allergy is not common in the us b/c olive trees are not that common. It is more common in mediteranean area.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes.: The fda considers coconut to be a nut. Practically speaking coconut allergy is far less common than peanut, pistachio, cashew, walnut, pecan or hazeln ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
29 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Tree Nuts: Tree nuts refers to all nuts that grow on trees, such as walnut, pecan, brazil nut, cashew, etc. All of these and a few others are available as aller ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience in Family Medicine
It is a plant: Known as "the crown of thorns" there may be a cross reactivity but I am not aware of one.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: Imitation crab meat is made from fillets of Alaska pollock. As long as you don't have a history of fish allergy you shouldn't have a problem. You shou ... Read More
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Beef allergy: Are you allergic to beef or is it simply something in the aging process of the corned beef that you reacted to? Your allergist can test you.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Slade Suchecki
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Off top: Tree nuts include but are not limited to: almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, coconuts, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Genes & environment: The tendency to develop allergies to foods & other innocuous environmental things is inherited. Allergy to tree nuts & peanuts probably occurs because ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Slade Suchecki
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Consider: There are such tests, such as rast testing (radioallergosorbent testing), cost varries by lab and your insurer (if you have).
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Not likely: Tree nut allergy is very rarely outgrown, especially at the age of 44.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Strickland
45 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Orally in small incr: Nut desensitization is still not approved by the fda. Nut allergen is given orally in progressively larger doses, starting from a dose that does not ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
25 years experience in Pediatrics
Not always: Hives as a symptom along the continuium of allergic reactions. The concern is that the next time they are exposed to this allergen they may react mor ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
29 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Possible: If one or both parents have allergy, the risk for the child to have allergy increases dramatically. However, they do not inherit the specific allergy ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Avoidance: Unfortunately the only currently available option is avoidance. Be careful with reading food labels for traces of tree nuts.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Bee allergies: Since honey is a by product of bees and pollen and not the venom there shouldn't bee (sorry pun) a problem. It is the venom in the bee sting that ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Maybe: Shellfish includes clams, oysters, lobster, crabs, shrimp, mussels, etc.... Some people are allergic to all shellfish. Some are allergic to only speci ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
22 years experience in Pediatrics
Sort of: There are experimental treatments, but nothing that is widely available. Avoidance is the mainstay of treatment at this time.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Aviod: You must see an allergist and find crossreactive foods , must carry an epi pen, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) avoid tree nuts, read i ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience in Anesthesiology
See below: The jury is out on this one. My daughter has a peanut allergy. There are programs in my state to desensitize her with minute doses of peanut dust, but ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
27 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Depends on history: The jury is still out on that question. There is some evidence that family ingestion of peanuts is associated with peanut allergy, but that doesn't a ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Great question: Most of the data on food allergy is dealing with milk, egg, and peanut. There is less data on nut allergy. While the risk of allergies is increased ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: I recently read a couple of studies and there's no evidence to date to show that women should avoid peanuts in pregnancy. Peanuts, almonds, these are ... Read More
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