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Doctor insights on: Cashew And Pistachio Allergy

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What is the definition or description of: Pistachio allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Pistachio allergy?

Nut allergy: Allergy to any food, in this case pistachio will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. Food allergy is diagnosed with clinical history followed by skin or blood test and that information helps establish the diagnosis and severity of the allergy. ...Read more

Pistachio Allergy (Definition)

Allergy to any food, in this case pistachio will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. Food allergy is diagnosed with clinical history followed by skin or blood test and that information helps establish the diagnosis and ...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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Chinese food triggering someone's cashew allergy?

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

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How to handle my cashew allergy if I live in india?

Avoidance: The only real treatment for food allergy at this time is avoidance. ...Read more

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Cashew allergy — how do I prevent cashew allergy in my kids?

You can't: Unfortunately, you can't. But just because you have that allergy doesn't mean your kids will too. ...Read more

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A peanut allergy and am wondering if there is any other not I need to be concerned with. I know that cashews do not bother me ?

A peanut allergy and am wondering if there is any other not I need to be concerned with. I know that cashews do not bother me
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Peanuts: Are different from tree nuts like cashews, other nuts as almonds, hazsel or walnuts are different family of tree nuts than cashews or Brazilian nuts, I trust you know the precautions, I don't know the degree of allergy you have, but take care as peanuts are present in many sweets as chocolate s for example, read the labels carefully, keep epipen (epinephrine) and antihistamines handy for accidental exposure ...Read more

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My wife has a nut allergy and ate something with cashews in it. Not sure if its serious enough to hospital but I am worried. I have a list of symptoms

My wife has a nut allergy and ate something with cashews in it. Not sure if its serious enough to hospital but I am worried. I have a list of symptoms

Possibly: Nut allergy usually comes on fast and furious and thus if she has survived the time you spent posting this question, it is likely not that serious. Note that she may not be allergic to all tree nuts and thus you should consult an allergist about this. In the meanwhile, be sure to have an Epinephrine kit (2 pack) on hand- this will ease your anxiety and may save her life some day. ...Read more

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I have an itchy throat after eating cashews. Could this be an allergy?

I have an itchy throat after eating cashews. Could this be an allergy?

Yes.: A dermatologist can skin test you to be sure (safely). Nut allergies can become deadly! ...Read more

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Frequency of cashew allergies?

Frequency of cashew allergies?

1%-2%: It is estimated that one-two percent of the U.S. Population has tree nut allergies which cashews belong to. ...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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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

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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?

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 the past.

Why did I develop a cashew allergy? Only had cashew butter in the 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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I was diagnosed with a cashew nut allergy as a small child, will i still be allergic 20 years later?

Probably: Only about 10% or less of people with nut allergy actually "outgrow" it. If the reaction was very severe, it is less likely. Since there is a small chance of not being allergic, an allergy skin test and blood test to cashew would be one way to assess if sensitivity is still present. An allergist can assist in the diagnosis and interpretation of these tests. ...Read more

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I am allergic to pistachios, but I can't eat raw sunflower seeds or raw almonds? Are those allergies?

Most likely , yes: Pistachios and almonds are both tree nuts and can cross react with other tree nuts like cashews, walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts and all of them should be avoided.

Sunflower seeds are not treenuts and usually do not cross react with treenuts. However, if you have adverse reactions whenever you eat them, they should be avoided as well. ...Read more

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Cashew allergy treatment or cure?

Cashew allergy treatment or cure?

Avoidance: Avoiding cashew is the only current treatment for allergy to cashew. Injectable Epinephrine is often prescribed to use in case of an accidental exposure to a food allergen such as cashew that results in severe allergy symptoms or anaphylaxis. If the Epinephrine is needed, the patient still needs to go to the er for further evaluation and treatment. ...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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Dr. John Chiu
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