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Looking for nut allergies symptoms, eg, cashew allergy?

Looking for nut allergies symptoms, eg, cashew allergy?

Varies: Allergic reactions varies with individuals.Some can consume cashews, while to others they are toxic.Reactions can be mild or severe. Mild reactions include nausea , vomiting, diarrhea. Skin rash and itching on the skin.The eyes , roof of mouth and throat may itch.Severe reactions include difficulty breathing, swelling to face and throat.The most dangerous is anaphylaxis.This can be fatal ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Cashew Allergy (Definition)

Cashew allergy is an immune (often ige mediated) allergic reaction in which consumption of the food leads to increased allergy cell activity (mast cells) leading to histamine release. Symptoms can include hives, itching, swelling, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and trouble breathing. Some patients can also develop oral allergy syndrome characterized by ...Read more


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Why did I develop cashew allergy?

Why did I develop cashew allergy?

Sensitivity: We do not know why anyone develops an allergy to a known product. It requires exposure and a sensitive immune system and that is presumably what happened to your body. Unfortunately you will have to avoid products containing cashews and cashew products. ...Read more

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What could be triggering someone's cashew allergy?

What could be triggering someone's cashew allergy?

Allergic antibodies: When a person becomes allergic to a food such as cashew, they begin making an allergic antibody (ige) that is specific to cashew. On subsequent exposure to cashew the antibody binds to the cashew protein and triggers mast cells and basophils to release histamine, which can cause anything from nausea and abdominal cramping to itching and hives or anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cashew allergy?

What is the definition or description of: cashew allergy?

Cashew allergy: Cashew allergy is an immune (often ige mediated) allergic reaction in which consumption of the food leads to increased allergy cell activity (mast cells) leading to histamine release. Symptoms can include hives, itching, swelling, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and trouble breathing. Some patients can also develop oral allergy syndrome characterized by tongue and mouth itching. ...Read more

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Why did I develop a cashew allergy if I don't eat them often?

Why did I develop a cashew allergy if I don't eat them often?

True allergy?: Are you truly allergic? Are you having any allergy symptoms when you eat them? Just because you see a positive result on skin or blood test, doesn't automatically mean that you are allergic to it (just like any other food). If you truly are, well then that just happened to be enough exposure for your immune system to react to it. ...Read more

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Why did I develop a cashew allergy? Only had cashew butter in past.

Why did I develop a cashew allergy? Only had cashew butter in past.

Repeat exposure: Allergic individuals are prone to developing an allergic immune system response to substances after they are exposed to them. This may take only a few exposures, sometimes just one. In other cases, you may not develop an allergy to a substance until after many exposures. So you can develop an allergy to cashew at any time after you have eaten it, which will show up the next time you eat it. ...Read more

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Are restuarants required to put on the menu warnings like for someone that has cashew allergy?

No: There is no law requiring that. As a consumer with allergies, it is your responsibility to ask. There are many allergies and no restaurant can be expected to make food hypo-allergenic to everyone. But if you ask, they should be able to tell you the ingredients and warn you beforehand. If not, ask the chef. If still unsure or no response, then leave for your own safety. ...Read more

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Can cashew allergy give you tongue sores?

Can cashew allergy give you tongue sores?

Yes: Any allergy can cause your tongue to be sore, and this includes caches allergy. Avoid these nuts. ...Read more

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Chinese food triggering someone's cashew allergy?

Possible: Some chinese dishes contain cashews. The other possibility is that there was cashew "contamination" in your dish. ...Read more

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How do you prevent or cure cashew allergy in kids?

No cure, prevention: It is not clear how to prevent nut allergies at this time. There are two camps, those that feel that avoidance of the food early in life is the key, and others who feel that regular ingestion of nuts early in life are the key. Studies are underway to determine the answer, some data suggest that early ingestion may be the best prevention. There is currently no cure, studies also being done. ...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