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Doctor insights on: Nut Allergy Symptoms In Adults

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Why are nut allergy symptoms not posted everywhere?

Why are nut allergy symptoms not posted everywhere?

I don't know: Allergic reactions to foods are all caused by the release of the same chemicals, mainly histamine, so have the same symptoms which consist of combination of the following: itchy/swollen lips/mouth/throat, nausea/vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, red/itchy skin, hives, runny/stuffy nose, chest tightness/wheezing, shortness of breath. Reactions occur within 1/2-2 hr after one bie/sip of food. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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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What is a nut allergy?

What is a nut allergy?

Allergy to nuts : A nut allergy is an allergic, meaning IgE-based immunological response to foods commonly called nuts, which include peanuts (really legumes), tree nuts like almonds, pecans, walnuts, macadamias, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, cashews, pistachios, as well as sometimes seeds like sunflower "nuts". Symptoms include itching, hives, swelling, throat closing, flushing, asthma, shock and rarely, death. ...Read more

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Could i grow out of my nut allergy?

Could i grow out of my nut allergy?

Unlikely: About 7% of children outgrow nut allergies, but it is much less likely for an adult to have spontaneous resolution of nut allergy. Those who have had a severe reaction or who have high levels of nut ige on their blood test or large skin test reaction to the nut are less likely to "outgrow" the nut allergy. For a quick read, go to: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2013/05/nut-allergy/. ...Read more

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Could I have an extremely mild nut allergy?

Could I have an extremely mild nut allergy?

It's possible.: Some people have mild nut allergy reactions consisting of mild itching of mouth or throat which eating tree nuts that is due to cross reacting pollen allergens. An allergist can help you sort this out. ...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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Why do I eat mars bars when I have a nut allergy?

Why do I eat mars bars when I have a nut allergy?

Almonds: People often crave that which they can not tolerate. If you have an almond allergy, it is very important that you stop eating those nuts right away (as it can get worse). You can see an allergist to be evaluated if you aren't sure what you are allergic to. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Nut allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Nut allergy?

Nut allergy: Allergic reaction to an edible fruit kernel. Allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...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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They said I could possibly develop a nut allergy one day. Why?

Risk of nut allergy: You can develop a nut allergy at any time in your life. Having a family history of allergy, or a personal history of other allergic disorders, such as eczema or hayfever may increase your risk of developing a food allergy. However, nut allergy can occur in individuals with no other allergic history. Eating large amounts of nuts or foods containing nuts is not a risk factor by itself. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I use body butter if I have a nut allergy?

Please tell me, could I use body butter if I have a nut allergy?

You might: Hot pressed oil contains insignificant amount of nut proteins. In nut allergy, you are allergic to the protein of that particular nut. You get reaction to the nut by eating it, not through the skin in general. If the body lotion that you want to use does not have the oil from the nut that you are allergic to, you should be fine. If it does, the risk is really low. See a local allergist for details ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could use body butter if I have a nut allergy?

Can you tell me if i could use body butter if I have a nut allergy?

You might: Hot pressed oil contains insignificant amount of nut proteins. In nut allergy, you are allergic to the protein of that particular nut. You get reaction to the nut by eating it, not through the skin in general. If the body lotion that you want to use does not have the oil from the nut that you are allergic to, you should be fine. If it does, the risk is really low. See a local allergist for details ...Read more

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Safe is it to travel to the tropics with a child with a nut allergy?

Safe is it to travel to the tropics with a child with a  nut allergy?

Yes: As with any travel, or eating outside of the home, you must be cautious as to the ingredients in what is being eaten and drank. In addition to possible cross contamination. For more info on food allergies visit the food allergy and anaphylaxis website. ...Read more

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If the husband has nut allergy does that mean our children can have it?

If the husband has nut allergy does that mean our children can have it?

Possible: If one or both parents have allergy, the risk for the child to have allergy increases dramatically. However, they do not inherit the specific allergy directly. They become allergic based on their own exposures. So they may not have the same set of allergies as their parents. Be cautious. ...Read more

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Should i buy chocolate that may contain nuts for someone who has a nut allergy?

Should i buy chocolate that may contain nuts for someone who has a nut allergy?

No: Foods labeled as containing nuts should be avoided by nut allergic individuals even if it is not the primary ingredient. It can take small amounts of the food allergen to trigger a potentially serious reaction. ...Read more

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Can you develop a nut allergy suddenly, like by having mixed nuts with a pina colada?

Can you develop a nut allergy suddenly, like by having mixed nuts with a pina colada?

We see this. A lot. : We understand more of how, than why allergies develop. Not sure that alcohol does anything to accelerate the process. Not unusual that tree nut or peanut allergy develops suddenly, I'm afraid. ...Read more

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How did i form my tree nut allergy?

How did i form my tree nut allergy?

Great question: Unfortunately, the exact reason people develop nut allergies is unclear. It is likely a combination of being genetically predisposed and environmental exposure. One theory is early exposure to lotions or oils containing nut protein applied to infants who have thin skin or eczema. The nut protein is absorbed and body senses it as "abnormal" and make allergic antibodies. Why in adults? Not sure. ...Read more

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What could cause a tree nut allergy?

What could cause a tree nut allergy?

Genes & environment: The tendency to develop allergies to foods & other innocuous environmental things is inherited. Allergy to tree nuts & peanuts probably occurs because exposure is too low during the critical period when the infant's immune system is sorting out self from dangerous stuff & foreign but safe stuff. Allergists currently think that early exposure to tree nuts might prevent allergy to these foods. ...Read more

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How can someone outgrow a tree nut allergy?

Not likely to clear: As a child the odds of a tree nut allergy clearing are one in five. As an adult less than that. ...Read more

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Is it possible to outgrow my tree nut allergy?

Not likely: Tree nut allergy is very rarely outgrown, especially at the age of 44. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Carter
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Nut Allergy (Definition)

Allergic reaction to an edible fruit kernel. Allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, ...Read more


Runny Nose, Made Worse By Exposure To Allergen Or Irritants (Definition)

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