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is it possible to be an astronaut if i have a tree nut allergy?

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Dr. Justin Greiwe
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Unsure but...: I'm not sure about the official requirements, but I know most military recruits have issues if they have a history of peanut or tree nut allergy. Sometimes component testing by an Allergist can determine your risk for anaphylaxis. See an Allergist for more details.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Have tree nut allergy so what are some nuts that do not grow on trees?

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Dr. Paul Carter
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Peanut/ soy nut: Peanuts and soy nuts are actually legumes. However, a word of caution, many people that are allergic to tree nut also have problems with peanut or soy. Be sure that you had negative tests for peanut and soy before proceeding.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Tree nut allergy sufferers: do you know what nuts specifically count as tree nuts?

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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Off top: Tree nuts include but are not limited to: almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, coconuts, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, and walnuts.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What are healthy things to eat for snax with a tree nut allergy?

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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Many: Consider fruits and veggies.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What can I do if I have a tree nut allergy?

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Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 49 years experience
Avoid tree nuts: Tree nut allergy along with peanut and shellfish allergies occur in children and adults. The primary treatment is strict avoidance. Individuals with one or more of these sensitivities should have Epinephrine (epi-pen) for immediate use. There are increasing numbers of reports of sucessful oral desensitivity for peanuts. Hopefully there will be generally accepted, safe protocols to desensitize
A 46-year-old member asked:

How can someone outgrow a tree nut allergy?

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Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 49 years experience
Not likely to clear: As a child the odds of a tree nut allergy clearing are one in five. As an adult less than that.

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