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Doctor insights on: Pecan Pies

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Does eating pecans make you less likely to get cancer? How many do I need to eat?

Does eating pecans make you less likely to get cancer? How many do I need to eat?

No effect: If this were true, we would all be on a pecan diet. This was probably a marketing trick by the pecan growers and distributors. Pecans and other nuts may have some health benefits but do not prevent cancer. ...Read more

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I am now allergic to pecans, how to deal?

I am now allergic to pecans, how to deal?

Avoid: Avoid all treenuts and see a board certified allergist to confirm the diagnosis, discuss avoidance measures and provide an epinephrine autoinjector if indicated. ...Read more

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How can I tell if i'm allergic to pecans?

How can I tell if i'm allergic to pecans?

Symptoms and testing: Allergic reactions to pecans manifest as hives, lip/face/tongue swelling, anaphylaxis, itching, vomiting/diarrhea or wheezing. Symptoms can range from mild to severe. If symptoms occurred within minutes to hours after ingestion/exposure to pecans this is highly suggestive of a reaction. An allergist can test for pecan allergy and develop a plan in case of accidental exposure. ...Read more

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I am 37 year old, all my life been eaten same things nothig unusual, a week a go i had a severe food allergy to nuts and pecans, i wonder why now?

I am 37 year old, all my life been eaten same things nothig unusual, a week a go i had a severe food allergy to nuts and pecans, i wonder why now?

It can happen: Food allergy can develop during adulthood. The most common foods that cause allergies to develop during adulthood include nuts and shellfish. I recommend that you carry an epi-pen and know how to use it in case you eat nuts by accident. ...Read more

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I have a pecan sized clear fluid filled bump on my left thigh: it doesn't hurt or itch, should I pop it?

I have a pecan sized clear fluid filled bump on my left thigh: it doesn't hurt or itch, should I pop it?

No: Even though it may seem innocuous you could cause an infection. Seek out your regular doctors advice or go to a walk in center to have it examined. ...Read more

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If the pecan is still in the shell, could it still cause an allergic reaction if someone allergic to nuts still handles it?

If the pecan is still in the shell, could it still cause an allergic reaction if someone allergic to nuts still handles it?

Highly unlikely.: But if the shells have been contaminated by the nuts in the process and the handler touches his own lips after handling it, there is a theoretical possibility but in general one would not expect any reaction. The report of reaction to peanut dust in the air is something I have yet to witness. ...Read more

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What causes taste buds changes? I'm 37 and only recently starting tolerating olives and no longer like southern pecan coffee (previously loved it)!

Age: I agree with dr sandler answer as we age sometime our tastes change its not a change in your taste buds biut in what you like to eat. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for an anaphylactic reaction to tree nuts like pecans?

What is the treatment for an anaphylactic reaction to tree nuts like pecans?

Epinephrine, 911: People with nut allergy should always have an Epinephrine auto-injector and be versed in its indications and usage. Epinephrine is the first line treatment for anaphylaxis and its use in the field should always be followed by evaluation in an emergency room. Studies have repeatedly shown that delayed administration of Epinephrine is the number one predictor for bad outcomes in anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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What does a post op hematoma from a vasectomy feel like. Should it be hard or soft. Mine feels hard and size of a pecan. ?

What does a post op hematoma from a vasectomy feel like. Should it be hard or soft. Mine feels hard and size of a pecan. ?

Here are some...: An uneventful bilateral vasectomy leaves minimally palpable "hardness" in 2-6 months. As to yours, the hardness may just be an occasional post-vasectomy hematoma which may take 1-6 months to resolve and fade. If such hardness persists beyond 6 months, it may represent a sperm or foreign body granuloma related with local sperm leak or stitch reaction depending what was used. To me, I don't use it.. ...Read more