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Kids Crafts Made From Nuts
6 months: There is no good evidence that delaying nuts -- or any food -- beyond 4 to 6 months old reduces allergies. In fact, the delay may increase the risk food allergies. However, unless crushed, etc., nuts and nutbutters are shapes or textures that are easy to choke on. Avoid any choking hazards. Also, I do suggest avoiding commonly allergic foods when a child is on antibiotics or has a GI illness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Only if all penile: Arteries were blocked. In which case you could not have erections. ...Read more
Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several options: There are both blood tests and skin tests that can be done to see if possible allergies to specific foods/exposures. Would work in concert with your doc or allergist, as these tests can be a little misleading at times - just because something comes back "positive" does not always mean a true clinical allergy exists.Ingestion trials should only be done in a qualified allergist office- just in case! ...Read more
What are your opinions on raising a child on a meatless diet with plenty of plants, grains, nuts, and legumes? Healthy? Not healthy?
Depends: Families who follow a vegetarian lifestyle through multiple generations have and do learn to provide a proper balance of nutrients to sustain normal growth and development. Kids are at risk if a parent decides to adopt this lifestyle without any training, as many nutrients found in meats may be deficient and result in specific problems like anemia and or developmental delay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If the child's age is 1-3 years old and has allergy to nuts could he/she overcome this allergy as they age?
I was diagnosed as being allergic to peanuts and tree nuts as a child but that was 15 years ago. Can I try nuts now?
My dad recvd a dual transplant liver/kid less than a yr ago. Since he has started drinking more then ever. I need advice. I'm going nuts.....?
What ashame: Your dad was given a second chance. There are fewer liver transplant donors than there are potential recipients. What ashame if he is indeed not caring for his new liver by drinking alcohol heavily--a liver that could have been lifesaving for someone who might have better cared for it. Express to him your concern, ask to accompany him to his liver clinic, & get his permission to recruit their help. ...Read more
Is there any treatment for nuts and sesame allergy in children ? Is giving small doses of them in a hospital setting actually helps ?
Variable: The successful rates for sublingual food drops desensitization to nuts have been variable. Most of the studies excluded those who had an anaphylactic reaction to the nut. Even if the desensitization is successful, it is intended only for inadvertent exposure to the nuts. This approach has not yet been fda approved and not yet ready for prime time. ...Read more
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