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If you have a peanut allergy, can you still drink almond milk?

If you have a peanut allergy, can you still drink almond milk?

Maybe: 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

Dr. Duane Gels
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Peanut Allergy (Definition)

A peanut allergy is an exaggerated immune response due to exposure to peanut protein. The reaction can present with typical symptoms of hives, respiratory symptoms (cough, wheeze, shortness of breath), GI symptoms (abdominal pain, vomiting), swelling, loss of consciousness, and can be fatal. Symptoms typically present within minutes to a couple hours ...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 have a milk, egg, almond nut, hazelnut and peanut allergy. Is there anything I need? Like a kit or something?

I have a milk, egg, almond nut, hazelnut and peanut allergy. Is there anything I need? Like a kit or something?

Anaphylaxis plan/kit: Peanut and nut allergies can be serious leading to anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction). It's important to have 1) self injectable epinephrine (like EpiPen or Auvi-Q); 2) written anaphylaxis action plan from your doctor; 3). wear a medical ID bracelet; 4) antihistamines for very mild reactions; 5) chef card-to be used at restaurants. All of these can be kept in a kit so as not to be misplaced ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can you have an allergy to almond milk and if so, what are the symptoms?

Can you have an allergy to almond milk and if so, what are the symptoms?

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

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Any reports of food allergies to almond milk?

Any reports of food allergies to almond milk?

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

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Is almond milk ok to drink with a milk allergy?

Is almond milk ok to drink with a milk allergy?

Yes: Unless you are allergic to almond. If you are allergic to cow's milk, any "milk" made from rice, almond or whatever should be ok. ...Read more

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I have a milk, egg, almond and hazel nut allergy. What can I eat?

I have a milk, egg, almond and hazel nut allergy. What can I eat?

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

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18 M old diangosis with sesame allergy (hive measured 18 mmx10mm). Also allergic to peanuts and almonds (2mmx3 mm). Does a larger # indicate severity?

18 M old diangosis with sesame allergy (hive measured 18 mmx10mm). Also allergic to peanuts and almonds (2mmx3 mm). Does a larger # indicate severity?

Not exactly...you: Have to know the size of the hive to the "saline water" control and the histamine control. We aslo take into account the type of reaction the baby had, and usually we do an ImmunoCap test.,,, and take all of this info together in helping to decide how "severe" the allergy is.....see:
www. Foodallergy. Org Good luck ...Read more

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Why does regular milk cause my extremities to tingle? I am fine with almond and soy milk. No allergies.

Why does regular milk cause my extremities to tingle? I am fine with almond and soy milk. No allergies.

Two considerations: Milk Alkali Syndrome (hypercalcemia) and milk allergy. Parasthesias are uncommon but alkalosis from hyperventilation does cause parasthesias. Usually we think of milk Alkali syndrome as causing constipation, bone pain, psychiatric symptoms and kidney stones. ...Read more

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My 14 mo old daughter has a milk allergy. What is the best milk substitute? Rice, soy, or almond milk?

My 14 mo old daughter has a milk allergy. What is the best milk substitute? Rice, soy, or almond milk?

MILK ALLERGY: Babies are placed on soy formula and watched them grow in the growth chart. Food supplements are given and most of them thrive well. ...Read more

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I am allergic to almonds (itchy mouth and it becomes difficult to breath), but I am fine with almond milk (i have a dairy allergy), why is this?

I am allergic to almonds (itchy mouth and it becomes difficult to breath), but I am fine with almond milk (i have a dairy allergy), why is this?

Good question: First thing that comes to mind is that you might not be allergic to the actual nut protein but to a common fumigant used to treat almonds during production. (in fact, seeing your other allergies reinforces this possibility.) an interesting read: http://foodidentitytheft. Com/trying-to-avoid-almonds-that-are-gassed-heres-a-little-guide/ *don't use this guess of mine as a reason to try almonds again*. ...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: Ask your Doctor to arrange for a Dietitian consult. You need to have a well balanced diet with all the needed proteins and vitamins, as well as the correct level of fats and carbohydrates. A Dietitian will help you design an appropriate diet with all needed nutrition. ...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 do the risks mean for a peanut allergy?

What do the risks mean for a peanut allergy?

Peanut allergy: The most serious risk is immidiate allergic responce with swelling of larynx which if not treated can be fatal, and late effects with rash, wheezing and cough are slow to develope and easy to treat. So if you have peanut allergy you carry Epipen (epinephrine) with you all the time. ...Read more

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What is the chance of losing a peanut allergy?

What is the chance of losing a peanut allergy?

Not very high: Children with peanut allergy "outgrow" the allergy about 15-20% of the time--it is much more unlikely for an adult to "lose" a peanut allergy. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: peanut allergy?

What is the definition or description of: peanut allergy?

Peanut Allergy: A peanut allergy is an exaggerated immune response due to exposure to peanut protein. The reaction can present with typical symptoms of hives, respiratory symptoms (cough, wheeze, shortness of breath), GI symptoms (abdominal pain, vomiting), swelling, loss of consciousness, and can be fatal. Symptoms typically present within minutes to a couple hours after ingestion or contact. ...Read more

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I've heard that people can die from a peanut allergy, why is this so?

See below: Peanut, tree nut, fish and shell fish are the most common food allergies that can be fatal. Pt allergic to these foods develop allergy antibody to these foods. If reexposed the allergy antibody and the food allergen interact to cause the allergy cells to fire off and release a slew of chemicals that cause pt to have symptoms. ...Read more

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Describe the features of peanut allergy in a baby.?

Describe the features of peanut allergy in a baby.?

Peanut Allergy: I disagree with dr. Patterson...And I am sorry to him but babies can ingest any food they deisre by 6 months of age according to the american academy of pedicatrics and the american academy of allergy asthma and immunology. Peanut allergy often manifests, in babies, as eczema flares, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea or generally just spitting out the food it dislikes. C ur allergist! ...Read more

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My friend has a peanut allergy--can this be deadly?

My friend has a peanut allergy--can this be deadly?

Yes: Some allergic reactions are mild and only cause a rash. Others can be fatal by constricting the breathing tube. ...Read more

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Is there a way to reduce a peanut allergy so I won't need an epi-pen?

Is there a way to reduce a peanut allergy so I won't need an epi-pen?

Peanut allergy: Unfortunately for now, you will need to carry your epipen (epinephrine). Research on food oral immunotherapy is being done in children, xolair may also attenuate the response to peanuts, but you still need your Epinephrine injector. If your Epipen (epinephrine) is too bulky for you, ask your doctor about auviq, it is a new device that offers the same effect and is less bulky to carry around. ...Read more

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How does a peanut allergy affect your digestive system?

How does a peanut allergy affect your digestive system?

EoE: Food allergy, including peanut allergy, is associated with allergic gastrointestinal disorders, such as eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). This is a less common complication from peanut ingestion but if you are having frequent issues with trouble swallowing, getting food stuck in throat, vomiting, uncontrolled heartburn/GERD then see an Gastroenterologist and Allergist for further workup/ evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is Advocare spark safe if I have a peanut allergy?

Can you tell me is Advocare spark safe if I have a peanut allergy?

Contact the company: And they have a large number of products. Most of their energy products contain caffeine, generally in amounts similar to caffeine-containing beverages. They may have artificial sweeteners as well, but their website does not indicate that any of their products are peanut-based. ...Read more

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How likely would my baby have a peanut allergy if his father has peanut allergy?

How likely would my baby have a peanut allergy if his father has peanut allergy?

Higher than average: The chances of your baby developing peanut allergy are higher if there is a family history of peanut allergy. (exactly how much higher is not known.) until recently, experts recommended delaying introduction of peanuts and peanut products into the diets of children with a family history of peanut allergy until age 3, but recent studies suggest that this delay does not help prevent peanut allergy. ...Read more

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Is coconut oil safe for someone with a peanut allergy thank you very much for your time?

Is coconut oil safe for someone with a peanut allergy thank you very much for your time?

Yes: Oil usually contains very little protein and thus even peanut-allergic people may tolerate peanut oil in most but not all instances. As for coconut, it is totally different from peanuts-- so don't worry be happy ...Read more

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I wanted to know is it safe to kiss my boyfriend with a peanut allergy after ingesting peanuts the evening before?

I wanted to know is it safe to kiss my boyfriend with a peanut allergy after ingesting peanuts the evening before?

Evenin before: Safe unless you have residual peanuts between your teeth etc. I would avoid exposing him to any peanuts even via kiss if you recently had eaten them. Normally the mouth would be clear of any residual peanuts a day later provided you maintain good oral hygiene ...Read more

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I tested positive for chicken and peanut allergy but I've been eating lots of chicken and peanut butter my whole life with no reactions. How so?

I tested positive for chicken and peanut allergy but I've been eating lots of chicken and peanut butter my whole life with no reactions. How so?

False positives: If you tolerate these, keep eating them. I think most competent allergists will tell you the same thing. The world's got too many people restricting their diets both from "pop" advice and from taking allergy test results too seriously -- this phenomenon is being written up because it's making people sick. ...Read more

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My son was diagnosed with peanut allergy via 2 skin tests. He's never had a reaction to pb though which he ate a lot of. Could he really be allergic?

My son was diagnosed with peanut allergy via 2 skin tests. He's never had a reaction to pb though which he ate a lot of. Could he really be allergic?

Allergy: Diagnosis of allergy requires a positive test either by blood or skin testing and a history of problem with that allergen. A challenge for peanut in your allergists office would be a way to confirm allergy or not. ...Read more

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My daughter seens to have a mild peanut allergy. She has pnuts today by mistake and has a reddened face. Will it go away or should I seek medical attn?

My daughter seens to have a mild peanut allergy. She has pnuts today by mistake and has a reddened face. Will it go away or should I seek medical attn?

Confirm with testing: Peanut allergy can be very serious and needs to be confirmed with testing. Depending on her age it could potentially get worse with each exposure. If she is completely fine now there is nothing immediate that needs to be done but if there is any throat swelling/ breathing issues use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and seek immediate help. Go to primary for testing and avoid peanuts and any product with peanuts for now. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a peanut allergy?

What to do if I have a peanut allergy?

Simple answer?: Avoid peanuts. Avoid them like the plague. Avoid foods that may have even the slightest dusting of peanut on them. Read your ingredient lists for everything you buy to make sure there's no peanut and to see that the food wasn't made or packaged in a plant in which peanut containing foods are also processed. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a peanut allergy?

Allergic reaction: The peanut allergy is variable you may have simple changes like hives, itchy skin, drip nose. The worse reactions are airway closure ad life threatening allergic reactions.
If every time you are exposed to peanuts something happens see an allergist for testing. The peanut allergy can be quite severs. ...Read more

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Is there any way to cure a peanut allergy?

Is there any way to cure a peanut allergy?

Not yet: Unfortunately, there is not yet a "cure" for peanut allergy. Avoidance is the main treatment. If exposure occurs, an Epi-pen should be used for serious reactions. There are studies ongoing with peanut allergy treatment - involves feeding increasing amounts of peanuts to patient over time. However, this has risks involved and still not widely available. ...Read more

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What should take if I have peanut allergy?

Avoid peanut: The only way to prevent reaction to peanut is to avoid it in your diet. Do not eat peanut if you are allergic to it. ...Read more

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Should I avoid avercodo if I have a peanut allergy?

Should I avoid avercodo if I have a peanut allergy?

No: No need to avoid avocado if you have a peanut allergy. ...Read more

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Why do I have a peanut allergy when a peanut is a legume?

Storage proteins: Seeds, legumes, and nuts all contain storage proteins. They are similar and you can have cross reaction between all of them. So if you are primarily allergic to cashew (which is a tree nut), you may also react to peanut (a legume), or even sesame seed (a seed). ...Read more

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What could cause someone to all of a sudden develop a peanut allergy?

What could cause someone to all of a sudden develop a peanut allergy?

Life: We do not really understand why people develop allergies or why at a certain age. But there are certain known risk factor, like having a family history of allergies, having eczema, seasonal allergies or asthma. Some theories focus on delayed exposure leading tohigher risk. ...Read more

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