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Allergic Reaction To Cashew Nuts
After eating cashews, my tongue became very itchy, i had little red spots on my tongue an i felt a burning feeling. Could this be an allergic reaction?
Cashew: The cashew family is called anacardiaceae. Poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac are all members of this family. Cells within the two layers of the cashew nut's hull secrete an allergenic resin. Cashew nut shell oil has 12 allergens and cross react with poison ivy, and mango skin and ginko biloba. So the answer is yes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
Varies: Allergic reactions varies with individuals.Some can consume cashews, while to others they are toxic.Reactions can be mild or severe. Mild reactions include nausea , vomiting, diarrhea. Skin rash and itching on the skin.The eyes , roof of mouth and throat may itch.Severe reactions include difficulty breathing, swelling to face and throat.The most dangerous is anaphylaxis.This can be fatal ...Read more
What can I do if my girlfriend just had an allergic reaction to pistachio nuts, what should she do?
Seek care quickly: Nut allergic reactions can be severe and life threatening. Symptoms can occur quickly and progress unless treatment is given. A person with known nut allergy should have with them their self-injectable Epinephrine for use. Pistachio allergy frequently coincides with cashew allergy, so these should be avoided. For food allergy testing and an action plan, see allergist, but er is best now! ...Read more
If the pecan is still in the shell, could it still cause an allergic reaction if someone allergic to nuts still handles it?
Highly unlikely.: But if the shells have been contaminated by the nuts in the process and the handler touches his own lips after handling it, there is a theoretical possibility but in general one would not expect any reaction. The report of reaction to peanut dust in the air is something I have yet to witness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't eat it: Don't eat pistachios! easy. And avoid anything made with pistachios. Depending on the reaction, she may want to have an epi-pen with her at all times just in case. ...Read more
If I haven't eaten foods in months like nuts or nut butter, could it cause an allergic reaction when eating it since its been out of diet for so long?
Would taking the peptides ghrp 2 ghrp 6 or cjc 1259 cause an allergic reaction, I am allergic to nuts, dairy products and eggs?
Probably not: But I do not think that you should take them anyway. ...Read more
I ate nuts. I feel like crystals forming multifocally under my skin which hurts, thigh, neck and hands etc. How can you test this allergic reaction?
I noticed parts around my mouth got swollen and kinda hurt. Only thing i ate was brazil nuts. Is it a possible allergic reaction that i had?
Possible but: In the absence of itching, allergy is less likely. If you must eat brazil nut again in the future, consider consulting an allergist who can confirm or disprove this link for you. ...Read more
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