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Brazil Nut Allergy
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
Potentially serious: Nut allergic reactions can range from mild to severe and life threatening. Most fatalities from food allergy are from accidental ingestion of peanut or nuts. It may take only a very, very small amount to cause a serious reaction or in some cases a "threshold" has to be reached. The reaction could be hives, swelling, anaphylaxis, cough, wheezing, throat tightness, vomit/diarrhea, flushing, itch. ...Read more
Ask and inform: As with any food allergy, ID and avoidance of the particular allergen is the only way to prevent an exposure. If you are traveling to a country where health care facilities are limited you want to bring enough medication to deliver anything that might have been used for ongoing care. But !!! before having to treat yourself make sure you know exactly how to ask if dishes contain nuts. Be vigilan ...Read more
Many: Consider fruits and veggies.Get a more detailed answer ›
Orally in small incr: Nut desensitization is still not approved by the fda. Nut allergen is given orally in progressively larger doses, starting from a dose that does not cause systemic reactions. Progressive doses cause a desensitization, actual tolerance after discontinuation of daily doses may or may not develop. Standardized extracts for use in practice are not in use today. ...Read more
I have a nut allergy and am worried about using shampoos & conditioners. Are there nut extracts in them?
Yes: Many hair product will have almond oil or almond extract. Usually, it is prominently on the label. Look for it. ...Read more
Hi. I have a severe nut allergy, and i'm just wondering what alcoholic drinks I need to stay away from. Thanks.
Nut allergy: Please go online and look for alcoholic drinks that do not include nuts. If you can't find what you are looking for please go to a liquor store and see if they can help you. Most alcoholic drinks do not include nuts - at least not as far as I know. ...Read more
No: 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
Usually quick.: A reaction usually takes only a couple of minutes. ...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
Depends: On which nuts you are allergic to. To be on the safest side you should avoid all nut oils. ...Read more
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