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Allergy To Macadamia Nuts
I have a severe allergy to nuts. However, I am supposed to stay in a lodge that is located on a macadamia nut farm. Would this be a hazard?
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
I am 37 year old, all my life been eaten same things nothig unusual, a week a go i had a severe food allergy to nuts and pecans, i wonder why now?
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. ...Read more
Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Calorie intake: There is some nutritional benefit to the types of fat in nuts including macadamia and cashews. However, those fats are highly caloric and if you have a weight issue, you should adjust other caloric intake if you cannot resist these admittedly delicious nuts. ...Read more
Why do I have so many allergies? I am allergic to over 20 foods, nuts, and vegetables. Will i ever be able to eat normal foods again?
It depends: The answer to the question depends upon how it was determined that you were allergic to over 20 foods nuts and vegetables. Often this determination is based upon blood or skin tests which may represent sensitivity but not necessarily reactivity. In other words although the test is positive you may be able to eat the food without difficulty. I would recommend that you see an allergist interested in. ...Read more
My mom developed an allergy to nuts and spices at age 15. Could she have outgrown these, or would they still be present?
Possibly: The older one is when they develop an allergy, the less likely it is that they will outgrow it. It also depends on what you mean; the oral allergy syndrome consists of mouth itching when eating tree nuts; this occurs in people who are highly allergic to tree pollens, and usually goes away with allergy shots for tree pollens. She should discuss her circumstances with an allergist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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