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Doctor insights on: Allergy To Macadamia Nuts

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Dr. John Chiu
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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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Is it bad for you to always eat macadamia and cashew nuts?

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

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Should i buy chocolate that may contain nuts for someone who has a nut allergy?

Should i buy chocolate that may contain nuts for someone who has a nut allergy?

No: Foods labeled as containing nuts should be avoided by nut allergic individuals even if it is not the primary ingredient. It can take small amounts of the food allergen to trigger a potentially serious reaction. ...Read more

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Can you develop a nut allergy suddenly, like by having mixed nuts with a pina colada?

Can you develop a nut allergy suddenly, like by having mixed nuts with a pina colada?

We see this. A lot. : We understand more of how, than why allergies develop. Not sure that alcohol does anything to accelerate the process. Not unusual that tree nut or peanut allergy develops suddenly, I'm afraid. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

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 more

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How do I get past my fear of eating nuts because of an allergy?

How do I get past my fear of eating nuts because of an allergy?

Allergy eval.: If you have nut allergies - you shouldn't eat nuts. If you aren't sure - you can see an allergist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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

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

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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I have oral allergy syndrome, so does that mean that I am allergic to nuts too?

I have oral allergy syndrome, so does that mean that I am allergic to nuts too?

No: It does not necessarily mean you are allergic to nuts--you should be tested by an allergist if you are concerned about possible tree nut allergy. ...Read more

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Can i become constapated for eating to many macadamia nuts being that they have fiber?

Can i become constapated for eating to many macadamia nuts being that they have fiber?

Depends: Not from eating the nuts , but if you are not eating enough of other foods and drinking enough water you might get constipated and won't be healthy. Raw nuts are healthy but if roasted the fats in them becom unhealthy. Hope you are eating them raw! ...Read more