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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
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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes taste buds changes? I'm 37 and only recently starting tolerating olives and no longer like southern pecan coffee (previously loved it)!
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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