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Almond Allergy In Children
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
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 ...Read more
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
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
Food Allergy: 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. ...Read more
You'd know: At your age, you would have gotten obviously sick after getting into almonds. With no history like this, you won't get a fatal reaction out of the blue. Life's hard enough without worrying about possible food allergies. Watch yourself and if you get unexpectedly ill with symptoms suggesting allergy, be alert and figure out what it was. ...Read more
Almond Awareness: The simple answer is no. Most allergies are mediated through an antibody-antigen interaction, which in the case of a food allergy requires ingestion of the substance. The only risk from the trees could be related to any pollen they produce which is not the same as a food allergy. A simple way to know for sure is to have a picnic by the trees with your emergency response meds and a friend. ...Read more
Sort of: Most "grocery check out isle" chocolate is contaminated with peanut and tree nuts like almond, because it is packaged in the same factory. So if you buy plain chocolate you may still get exposure to almond. ...Read more
Food allergy symptom: Any food can cause an allergy, and nuts like almonds cause allergies pretty often. Food allergy symptoms can affect many different organs and are unique to each person: itching (any or everywhere), stomach distress, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, gas, hives, asthma, nasal congestion, headache, swollen lips, throat closing, joint pains, eczema, weird rashes--you name it. ...Read more
No, you shouldn't: It largely depends on what type of tree nut allergy you have, and if you are allergic to several tree nuts. It's important to know that there is a 33% chance of cross reactivity among tree nuts. There is also a possibility of cross contamination, since many manufacturers process other nuts in the same proximity. Safest options is to avoid all tree nuts. ...Read more
Often itchy mouth or:
Rash or if severe -- trouble breathing or swelling. The symptoms are similar to any food allergic reaction--nothing specific about almond. Check out this link.
http://www. Foodallergy. Org/. ...Read more
Might just rash out: No clear answer here. Manufacturers' labels warn of high risk, but I can't find quality literature proving anaphylaxis from applying products containing nut oils to intact skin. Wide differences exist in how cosmetics are processed that can affect chance of rxn. We know sensitization can happen, tho. Open skin could add risk. Alternatively contact dermatitis is possible. Prudence is best. Avoid. ...Read more
Avoid: I would avoid topical skin care preparations with food products in them entirely, especially if you have any atopic skin conditions like eczema. If applied to open or damaged skin, these food based products can cause you to become sensitized to the food itself, putting you at risk for developing an allergy. I recommend fragrant-free, dye-free products like Vanicream, Aquaphor, Eucerin, or Cetaphil ...Read more
I am allergic to pistachios, but I can't eat raw sunflower seeds or raw almonds? Are those allergies?
Most likely, yes:
Pistachios and almonds are both tree nuts and can cross react with other tree nuts like cashews, walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts and all of them should be avoided.
Sunflower seeds are not treenuts and usually do not cross react with treenuts. However, if you have adverse reactions whenever you eat them, they should be avoided as well. ...Read more
Scarce: I was able to find a pediatric study from france published in 2002 that showed 2 children out of 163 had allergy to almond milk that triggered their asthma. I really expected to find more....The one concern when using almond milk is lack of vitamin and calcium supplementation in some products. ...Read more
Almonds are a tree nut. Other common nuts to avoid: pistachio, pecan, cashew, walnut.
Peanuts are a legume so technically you can eat them. Many times these are mixed or prepared with or near tree nuts so if you don't know how its been prepared it is safest to avoid these as well. ...Read more
Food allergy: First, make sure you have a good diagnosis of food allergy by a well trained allergist. Remember food allergy testing by itself does not necessarily equate to a clinical reaction to that particular food but rather it gives your doctor a risk assessment for food allergy. If you have real allergic reactions to milk, egg and nuts, you just have to avoid them and can eat anything else. ...Read more
I vomited 5-10 minutes after eating a handful of cachews and almonds. Do you think its because of a nut allergy?
Possibly: Stomach upset and vomiting after eating nuts are possible signs of an allergy. It can happen within minutes to hours. It very well could be unrelated to an allergy too. It's not unreasonable to try another exposure to cashews and almonds individually and see what your reaction is. Please, seek urgent help if you develop breathing issues, severe pain, swelling anywhere or lightheadedness. ...Read more
What are good table foods to try on a 13 mon old with egg and almond allergies? She has a bad gag reflux that doesn't help either.
Avoid egg nut peanut: Avoid all products with egg, tree nuts (almond, brazil nut, hazelnut, cashew, pistachio, pecan, walnut, macadamia), peanuts. Person with tree nut allergy has 23-50% chance of being peanut allergic and allergy to one tree nut frequently associated with other tree nut allergies. Read labels carefully. It is essential to see allergist skilled in food allergy to sort out what the baby's allergies are. ...Read more
It all depends if you have an almond allergy. Almonds fit into the category of "tree nuts." individuals with a true peanut allergy have ~35% chance of a concomitant tree nut allergy.
If you are able to eat almonds without any adverse reaction on a regular basis, then you should be able to drink almond milk. However if you avoid tree nuts in general, I would consult a board-certified allergist. ...Read more
I went to the doctor to see if I am allergic to almonds, he mentioned the 3 most common tree nut allergies & I can't remember what he said.
Not by test alone: The diagnosis of allergy must be made by the history and not by test result alone. Although people allergic to one nut is more at risk to be allergic to another one, this is more likely due to the person's propensity to become allergic and not due to cross-reactivity between the nuts. If you don't have problem after eating a nut, you are not allergic to it no matter what the test shows. ...Read more
18 M old Dx with almond & peanut allergy on skin prick test but only 3mm. Do we really have to be that cautious in not giving her these nuts?
Yes: While 3mm may seem minor, the thing about allergies is that with repeated exposures the more vigorous the histamine response can become. The first time might be a little itchy. Next, hives. Next time, itchy throat with swelling of the eyes. Next time...full anaphylaxis with swelling of the throat, inability to breath etc. So yes, I would recommend caution. ...Read more
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