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Doctor insights on: Allergy To Macadamia Nuts

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

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

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

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Can you tell me about allergies to wheat, corn, peanuts, soy, walnuts, shrimp, clam, and scallops?

Can you tell me about allergies to wheat, corn, peanuts, soy, walnuts, shrimp, clam, and scallops?

Food allergy: When it comes to food allergies, especially in patient with multiple food allergies like yourself, the diagnosis of it should be taken very careful so we don't over-diagnose it. Over-diagnosis will bring unnecessary burden to your quality of life. Diagnosing should be correlate with clinical symptoms of wheezing, hives, abdo pain... Lab tests help us gauge the risk of having food allergy only. ...Read more

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Is someone who is allergic to tree nuts and peanut often also allergic to pumpkin seeds?

Is someone who is allergic to tree nuts and peanut often also allergic to pumpkin seeds?

Pumpkin: These are in different botanical families so they generally do not but allergy is a hereditory disorder and food allergic folks sometimes react spuriously to any foods. ...Read more

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What types of food can I eat if i'm allergic to all tree nuts soy bean soy whey sun flower and strawberries and fresh fruits?

What types of food can I eat if i'm allergic to all tree nuts  soy bean soy whey sun flower  and strawberries and fresh fruits?

? Truly Allergic: Many patients claim to be allergic to foods but on allergy testing are negative. Furthermore positive reactions don't in themselves mean one is allergic but that one has allergic antibodies to foods. Many patients with reactions on testing to peanut have developed tolerance to foods. You need to see an allergist, get tested and possibly have an elimination and food challenges done. ...Read more

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Can a child be allergic to whole peanuts but not allergic peanut butter?

Can a child be allergic to whole peanuts but not allergic peanut butter?

No: No, but the reverse can be true because of different " butter" formulations! very unlikely, but i must mention it. ...Read more

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Allergic to olive trees?

Allergic to olive trees?

Possible: Olive tree pollen allergy is not common in the us b/c olive trees are not that common. It is more common in mediteranean area. ...Read more

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I have a milk, egg, almond nut, hazelnut and peanut allergy), what to do?

I have a milk, egg, almond nut, hazelnut and peanut allergy), what to do?

Avoidance: Carefully avoid all of these foods. If you have not been tested by an allergist see one. He/she can test you to make sure that you are not allergic to other tree nuts or soy and other legumes. You should also have an epi-pen in case of severe reactions. ...Read more

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I am allergic to chicken, pork, beef, clam, egg, soy, barley, oat, cashew, brazil nut, and english walnut. Could I have a protein intolerance?

I am  allergic to chicken, pork, beef, clam, egg, soy, barley, oat, cashew, brazil nut, and english walnut.  Could I have a protein intolerance?

What kind of allergy: Prick, blood tests not very accurate re: food allergies. Neg tests exclude an immune reaction (true allergy), but pos tests have less value. Best test is a double-blind food challenge (neither tester nor pt know which is which, until code is cracked at end of test); cumbersome.This excludes about 90% of "allergies". Other blood tests can be used, not "live-cell"-bogus, no "applied kinesiology". ...Read more

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2 of my 4 kids allergic soy, wheat, rice, corn, peanut, hazelnut, almond, coconut, tomato, lima bean, garlic, onion, fish, shellfish, cantaloupe! help?

2 of my 4 kids allergic soy, wheat, rice, corn, peanut, hazelnut, almond, coconut, tomato, lima bean, garlic, onion, fish, shellfish, cantaloupe! help?

Board certified MD?: Make sure the doc telling you this is doing skin testing and not blood testing, consider a trip to a board certified allergy immunologist specialist, unlikely all of these positive tests are clinically significant. ...Read more

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Peanut vs hazelnut allergy--same cause?

Peanut vs hazelnut allergy--same cause?

Nuts are different: Peanuts and hazelnuts are not the same. Peanuts are a legume and hazelnuts are tree nuts. If you are allergic to one, you will not necessarily be allergic to the other, but if you have several food allergies involving nuts, hazelnut and peanut should both be part of your skin test or blood test evaluation ...Read more

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Shellfish allergy. Can I eat mussels?

Shellfish allergy. Can I eat mussels?

Maybe: Shellfish includes clams, oysters, lobster, crabs, shrimp, mussels, etc.... Some people are allergic to all shellfish. Some are allergic to only specific types and tolerate other shellfish. See an allergist for testing. Don't be foolish and take a chance. ...Read more

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What can my son eat with peanut, soybean, milk and wheat allergies?

What can my son eat with peanut, soybean, milk and wheat allergies?

FOOD ALLERGIES: There are several substitute to protein food allergy. Milk, peanut, soy are protein. Wheat is carbohydrate.For protein you can give meat products. For carbohydrate rice and white bread. He can eat other food except those mentioned. ...Read more

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Anyone's child allergic to corn nuts? Are corn nuts a corn or a nut?

Corn: Corn nuts are fried or baked whole corn kernels. Check the ingredient list. Corn is a less common but well known allergen. See your doctor to discuss the symptoms you are seeing and discuss further testing or treatment. ...Read more

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Looking for nut allergies symptoms, eg, cashew allergy?

Looking for nut allergies symptoms, eg, cashew allergy?

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

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I am allergic to dairy, wheat, peanuts, corn and soy. Can I survive solely on fruits, vegetables and fish ?

I am allergic to dairy, wheat, peanuts, corn and soy. Can I survive solely on fruits, vegetables and fish ?

Food allergy: Humans can survive just fine on a vegan or even limited vegan diets. The more limited your diet , the more likely you are to need a multivitamin to get some important minerals and vitamins. If you omit amimal protein from your diet, you need a good source of protein such as : legumes (peas, lentils, beans etc.) soy, tree nuts or seeds (sunflower). Eggs (esp. Egg white) are also a healthy choice. ...Read more

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Do food allergies cause long term damage? Newly diagnosed: tomato, barley, tree nuts, coconut. Mild positives: wheat, soy, peanut, egg. How to manage?

Do food allergies cause long term damage? Newly diagnosed: tomato, barley, tree nuts, coconut. Mild positives: wheat, soy, peanut, egg. How to manage?

No: Food allergies do not cause long term damage, but it is unlikely that you developed true food allergies at your age. And that is quite the laundry list of positive tests. It sounds to me like someone who really doesn't understand food allergies put on a bunch of skin tests or, more likely, ordered a boatload of blood tests. See a board certified allergist to get a more accurate interpretation ...Read more

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If you have a peanut and tree nut allergy is sunflower seed oil o.K. To use?

If you have a peanut and tree nut allergy is sunflower seed oil o.K. To use?

Most commercial: Nuts are prepared with the same equipment where peanuts are processed. Hence it may be dangerous. It will be a good idea to have your allergist test for sunflower seed allergy. ...Read more

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What to do if I have whole egg, wheat, cow's milk, cashew, almond, shellfish mix, legume mix and soya bean allergy and I am diabet?

What to do if I have whole egg, wheat, cow's milk, cashew, almond, shellfish mix, legume mix and soya bean allergy and I am diabet?

Dietitian: I would highly recommend dietary consult, to ensure that you can develop a non allergic, diabetes friendly diet that will supply your daily needs. ...Read more

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What types of flour can I use to make breads and such if allergic to wheat, corn, soy, eggs, and peanuts?

Potato, rice: You can use rye, potato, rice , tapioca flours etc. Log on foodallergy.Org to get helpful hints and send me a loaf of your finished product for tasting :). ...Read more