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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Almond Allergy (Overview)

Almond allergy is an immune reaction that can result in hives, itchy rash, swelling, nausea, vomiting, belly pain, cough, wheeze, shortness of breath, fall in blood pressure and/or loss of consciousness after eating almond(s) or something that contains almonds. Diagnosis can be confirmed by skin testing or blood testing.


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How do I know if I have an almond allergy?

How do I know if I have an almond allergy?

Eat 'em, Get sick.: Food allergy symptoms are virtually the same regardless of causative agent. If you have almond allergy & eat an almond you will likely have almost immediate symptoms of tongue, mouth, & throat itching & tongue, lips & facial swelling. There may be vomiting a few minutes later & difficulty breathing. Breathing issues may be severe. Sometimes symptoms are delayed for 1 to 2 hours. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
19 doctors shared insights

Almond Allergy (Overview)

Almond allergy is an immune reaction that can result in hives, itchy rash, swelling, nausea, vomiting, belly pain, cough, wheeze, shortness of breath, fall in blood pressure and/or loss of consciousness after eating almond(s) or something that contains almonds. Diagnosis can be confirmed by skin testing or blood testing.


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Is there an almond allergy?

Is there an almond allergy?

Absolutely: Almonds are on of several tree nuts including, among others, walnuts, pecans, cashews and pistachios. Tree nuts, like peanuts, are among the 8 most allergenic foods. The can trigger anaphylactic reactions. If you think you or some one you care for has had an allergic reaction to almonds, or other foods, I recommend you get it evaluated by a board certified allergist. ...Read more

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How to know if I have almond allergy?

How to know if I have almond allergy?

Get Allergy Test: Food allergies usually cause one or more of the following symptoms: hives, swelling, immediate crampy painful vomiting or diarrhea, throat or tongue swelling, difficulty breathing, or loss of blood pressure and unconsciousness known as anaphylaxis. If you have any of these symptoms, you need to see an allergy specialist and have a test to see if you are allergic. ...Read more

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How serious is having an almond allergy?

Potentially serious: An allergy to tree nuts can potentially be life-threatening. I would recommend evaluation by an allergist for a more definitive prognosis. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an almond allergy?

Eat 'em, Get sick.: Food allergy symptoms are virtually the same regardless of causative agent. If you have almond allergy & eat an almond you will likely have almost immediate symptoms of tongue, mouth, & throat itching & tongue, lips & facial swelling. There may be vomiting a few minutes later & difficulty breathing. Breathing issues may be severe. Sometimes symptoms are delayed for 1 to 2 hours. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have an almond allergy?

How do you know if you have an almond allergy?

Typical allergy symp: If one is allergic to almonds and eats them, then typical allergy reaction will occur and symptoms may include: itchiness, swelling, hives, breathing problems, feeling sick, throwing up, diarrhea, belly pain, passing out. ...Read more

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Why would I suddenly develop an almond allergy?

Why would I suddenly develop an almond allergy?

It happens: Food allergy can occur at anytime. Unfortunately there is no real good explanations as to why a food allergy happens at one time and not another. ...Read more

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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