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i was diagnosed as being allergic to peanuts and tree nuts as a child but that was 15 years ago. can i try nuts now?

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
What happened ??: Major allergic rxns to any agent should never be ignored. If you had a rapid onset of abdominal pain, difficulty breathing, etc after childhood exposure it would be a big risk. If you may have had a rash or runny nose or a positive skin test & no sx ever, it might not be a real allergy. An allergist could help you decide your risks by doing some simple tests.
Answered on Apr 21, 2012
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
19 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Visit allergist: It is much safer to only reintroduce a food that you were previously told you were allergic to after testing and oral challenge in a supervised setting (e.g. Doctor's office).
Answered on Jun 8, 2015
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