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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Hazelnut Allergy (Overview)

A food allergy is an immune response to a particular food which can lead any combination of hives, itchy rash, swelling including the lips/tongues/mouth, diarrhea, belly pain, cough, wheeze, fall in blood pressure or unconsciousness. Food allergy can be confirmed by blood test, skin test, or eating in an observed medical environment.


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Hwo would I know if I have hazelnut allergy?

Hwo would I know if I  have hazelnut allergy?

Hazelnut allergy: An allergist can test you for hazelnut allergy if you suspect this. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
7 doctors shared insights

Hazelnut Allergy (Overview)

A food allergy is an immune response to a particular food which can lead any combination of hives, itchy rash, swelling including the lips/tongues/mouth, diarrhea, belly pain, cough, wheeze, fall in blood pressure or unconsciousness. Food allergy can be confirmed by blood test, skin test, or eating in an observed medical environment.


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Peanut vs hazelnut allergy--same cause?

Peanut vs hazelnut allergy--same cause?

Nuts are different: Peanuts and hazelnuts are not the same. Peanuts are a legume and hazelnuts are tree nuts. If you are allergic to one, you will not necessarily be allergic to the other, but if you have several food allergies involving nuts, hazelnut and peanut should both be part of your skin test or blood test evaluation ...Read more

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Hwo would I know if I have hazelnut allergy?

Hazelnut allergy: An allergist can test you for hazelnut allergy if you suspect this. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hazelnut allergy?

What is the definition or description of: hazelnut allergy?

Food Allergy: A food allergy is an immune response to a particular food which can lead any combination of hives, itchy rash, swelling including the lips/tongues/mouth, diarrhea, belly pain, cough, wheeze, fall in blood pressure or unconsciousness. Food allergy can be confirmed by blood test, skin test, or eating in an observed medical environment. ...Read more

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Peanut vs hazelnut allergy--same cause?

Nuts are different: Peanuts and hazelnuts are not the same. Peanuts are a legume and hazelnuts are tree nuts. If you are allergic to one, you will not necessarily be allergic to the other, but if you have several food allergies involving nuts, hazelnut and peanut should both be part of your skin test or blood test evaluation ...Read more

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Completely clogged up after eating filberts; it's like my hazelnut allergy?

Completely clogged up after eating filberts; it's like my hazelnut allergy?

Same nut: Hazelnut and filbert sometimes refer to the exact same nut (corylus avellana) but sometimes filbert refers to a closely related species (corylus maxima). Either way, from an allergy point of view they are essentially the same nut and if you are allergic to hazelnut you should avoid filbert and vice versa. ...Read more

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Do I have hazelnut allergy if I feel full after eating a lot of milk chocolate hazelnut bars?

Do I have hazelnut allergy if I feel full after eating a lot of milk chocolate hazelnut bars?

You may just be full: A feeling of fullness alone is not typical of a food or nut allergy. If you ate a lot of the milk chocolate hazelnut bar, you may just be full. If you suspect allergy or have a strong family history of food allergies, consider getting tested by an allergist. ...Read more

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I have a milk, egg, almond nut, hazelnut and peanut allergy), what to do?

I have a milk, egg, almond nut, hazelnut and peanut allergy), what to do?

Avoidance: Carefully avoid all of these foods. If you have not been tested by an allergist see one. He/she can test you to make sure that you are not allergic to other tree nuts or soy and other legumes. You should also have an epi-pen in case of severe reactions. ...Read more

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I have a milk, egg, almond nut, hazelnut and peanut allergy. Is there anything I need? Like a kit or something?

I have a milk, egg, almond nut, hazelnut and peanut allergy. Is there anything I need? Like a kit or something?

Anaphylaxis plan/kit: Peanut and nut allergies can be serious leading to anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction). It's important to have 1) self injectable epinephrine (like EpiPen or Auvi-Q); 2) written anaphylaxis action plan from your doctor; 3). wear a medical ID bracelet; 4) antihistamines for very mild reactions; 5) chef card-to be used at restaurants. All of these can be kept in a kit so as not to be misplaced ...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