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A 39-year-old member asked:

why are nut allergy symptoms not posted everywhere?

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Dr. Martin Ostro
Allergy and Immunology 49 years experience
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 combination of the following: itchy/swollen lips/mouth/throat, nausea/vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, red/itchy skin, hives, runny/stuffy nose, chest tightness/wheezing, shortness of breath. Reactions occur within 1/2-2 hr after one bie/sip of food.

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