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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

Dr. Paul Carter
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Nut Allergy (Definition)

Nut allergy is a condition where the immune system reacts to exposure to nuts, often with difficulty breathing, swelling, hives, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Typically one is allergic to all forms of tree nuts, including Brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, and walnuts, but not to ...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

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