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Can I buy mixed nuts with a brazil nut allergy?

Can I buy mixed nuts with a brazil nut allergy?

No: Most other tree nuts will cross react with brazil nut and cause symptoms. However, even if they did not cross react, you would still likely be exposed to brazil nut protein by contamination of the other nuts due to contact with brazil nut. ...Read more

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I don't even like them. How did I get a brazil nut allergy?

Exposure.: You have developed ige antibodies to brazil nut by eating them or another tree nut with similar protein structure. You should avoid all tree nuts if you are allergic to brazil nut. ...Read more

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Will my brazil nut allergy go away?

Will my brazil nut allergy go away?

Not likely: Not likely, but possibly after a period of several years. ...Read more

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Will my brazil nut allergy go away?

Will my brazil nut allergy  go away?

Unlikely: Most allergies to nuts are lifelong and occasionally quite severe. Hard to imagine a diet in which these are a critical need and cannot be eliminated. It is probably best not to challenge this and fortunately brazil nuts are infrequent in commercial products (unlike peanuts). ...Read more

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Can I buy mixed nuts with a brazil nut allergy?

No: Most other tree nuts will cross react with brazil nut and cause symptoms. However, even if they did not cross react, you would still likely be exposed to brazil nut protein by contamination of the other nuts due to contact with brazil nut. ...Read more

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I don't even like them. How did I get a brazil nut allergy?

Exposure.: You have developed ige antibodies to brazil nut by eating them or another tree nut with similar protein structure. You should avoid all tree nuts if you are allergic to brazil nut. ...Read more

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How do I cook for someone with a nut allergy?

How do I cook for someone with a nut allergy?

Nut free diet: It is not easy developing a nut free diet. It means a lot of label reading. For more information go to this website for practical information. http://www.foodallergy.org/allergens/tree-nut-allergy. ...Read more

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What happens when a person with a nut allergy eats a nut?

What happens when a person with a nut allergy eats a nut?

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

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Any tips for traveling with a tree nut allergy?

Any tips for traveling with a tree nut allergy?

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

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How is nut allergy testing, de-sensitizing done?

How is nut allergy testing, de-sensitizing done?

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

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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

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Hi. I have a severe nut allergy, and i'm just wondering what alcoholic drinks I need to stay away from. Thanks.

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

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Could i take L-carnitine if I have a nut allergy?

Could i take L-carnitine if I have a nut allergy?

Carnitine OK: Carnitine is an Amino Acid and should not be a problem, unless processed near/around nuts. You may want to verify that yours is from a nut free procesing plant. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a tree nut allergy?

What is the best treatment for a tree nut allergy?

Aviod: You must see an allergist and find crossreactive foods , must carry an epi pen, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) avoid tree nuts, read ingredients before you eat out. ...Read more

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Will I be able to eat almonds if I have a tree nut allergy?

Will I be able to eat almonds if I have a tree nut allergy?

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

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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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