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Doctor insights on: Almond Milk Peanut Allergy

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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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Could be that almond milk allergy is delaying? What are the symptoms?

Could be that almond milk allergy is delaying? What are the symptoms?

Usual allergic: Ranging from itching in the mouth, hives, swelling, abdominal cramps, vomiting, diarrhea to anaphylaxis. Most food reaction, if due to allergy, occurs within 2 hours after consuming the food. 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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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