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Walnut Oil Allergy
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
Possibly: If the oil to which you are referring is 100% purified, then all of the protein has been removed and it is generally considered safe. However, most "food oils" are not 100% pure (the protein is what provides the flavor in food oils) and thus could put you at risk for an allergic reaction. 100% pure oils are often used as industrial lubricants. ...Read more
If I have a nut allergy n eat something w walnut leaf oil can I hve an allergic reaction such as a migrain? Isamigrain a form of an allergic reaction?
Not usually: However nasal congestion can trigger migraine (at least in my experience). It is unlikely that if one is allergic to a nut, one would react to the oil even though there are rare exceptions (sesame seed oil for example). I am not aware of anyone having allergic reaction to the leaves (other than poison oak). ...Read more
Several:itchyRash or: Itchy mouth or if severe -- trouble breathing or swelling. The symptoms are similar to any food allergic reaction--nothing specific about walnuts. ...Read more
Walnut allergy: Walnut allergy is an immune mediated allergic reaction to the walnut molecule itself that can cause multiple symptoms including hives, itch, swelling, breathing issues, cough, wheeze, vomiting, or diarrhea. Some patients with walnut allergy also have oral allergy syndrome in which they develop itching around their mouth and tongue since the walnut allergen is similar to tree pollen. ...Read more
Several itchyRash or: Itchy mouth or if severe -- trouble breathing or swelling. The symptoms are similar to any food allergic reaction--nothing specific about walnuts. ...Read more
Yes.: If you have had life-threatening reactions called anaphylaxis to walnuts or pecans eating smoked walnuts can trigger the same reaction. Smoking the nut does not make it less dangerous as an allergenic food. ...Read more
? JOKE?: Ho, ho, ho. If this a joke, as it appears to be, save the space for something more serious. ...Read more
Walnuts: Maybe the salt in them?Get a more detailed answer ›
I have oral allergy syndrome and can't eat nuts but used a body wash with walnut shell in it. Will I get symptoms?
Oral allergy syndrom: Oral allergy syndrome are local symptoms on contact with certain food due to cross reactivities of those to environmental allergens. It usually does not cause life threatening events like in real food allergies. You can test it on a small area on your skin before applying it to the whole body to gaze how much symptoms you get. ...Read more
History: It's a common allergy and can be severe. If it is quite clear from your experience with walnuts that you are allergic, the results of a patch test won't tell you anything you don't already know. ...Read more
Probably not: But allergies are strange things; sometimes cooking a food can remove its allergenic by breaking down proteins. If you're not sure, it's best to be tested, because allergies can be very very dangerous sometimes. ...Read more
Can you tell me about allergies to wheat, corn, peanuts, soy, walnuts, shrimp, clam, and scallops?
Food allergy: When it comes to food allergies, especially in patient with multiple food allergies like yourself, the diagnosis of it should be taken very careful so we don't over-diagnose it. Over-diagnosis will bring unnecessary burden to your quality of life. Diagnosing should be correlate with clinical symptoms of wheezing, hives, abdo pain... Lab tests help us gauge the risk of having food allergy only. ...Read more
Yes-walnut allergy: It's called oral allergy syndrome and does indicate allergy to walnuts. Would be best to avoid them, as it could progress to a more serious reaction. ...Read more
Rash: It could be a reaction to any of the nuts in your mixed nuts. Or it could be related to any other ingredients, such as any oils or preservatives. ...Read more
I got an allergy panel. IGE 56 total 11.9 Silver Birch, White Oak 5.94, 1.38 Cottonwood, White Ash 0.97. 0.75 Walnut, rest are <0.4. What's next?
Discuss with your MD: Or your allergist, next step depends on your symptoms and final diagnosis ...Read more
When I eat walnuts, my gums become slightly irritated (sore), no itching or swelling, is this an allergy?
Avoid walnut & pecan: You might have oral allergy syndrome, a cross-reaction between allergens in raw fruits, vegetables & nuts & those in birch & ragweed pollens. The resemblance & the consequent symptoms of itchy mouth & throat tickle disappear with sufficient heating of the food. Neither home nor medical cures work so its best to avoid these nuts. An allergist can help sort this out from true walnut/pecan allergy. ...Read more
I just ate walnuts, never got tested for allergies, I just avoided them. My throat and tongue are swelling. I had them an hour ago. Should I get help?
How fast do symptoms of walnut allergy start. I ate a cake containing walnuts 2 hours ago and now my throat fills a bit itchy and tight, with cough?
Go to ER:
If your symptoms haven't resolved since you posted this an hour ago then go to the ER. Get evaluated by an Allergist. You will need an epinephrine autoinjector if you are allergic.
Reactions typically start right away but can be delayed. ...Read more
Should not: If you have a true coconut allergy, you should avoid the oil too. ...Read more
No problem w/ oil: If you are allergic to sunflower seed, you may still eat or cook with the highly purified oil. The allergy is to the proteins in the sunflower seed. Highly purified sunflower oil should not contain any significant protein. However, in very highly sensitive patients with a history of a severe reaction, it may be best to avoid the sunflower oil as well. ...Read more
Maybe: This has been described only once in the medical literature (in 1990). It was reported in a women who worked handling lemon peel and lemon oil for several years. The reaction she got was a skin reaction on her fingers where she handled these products. It is exceedingly rare, but it may be possible to have a lemon oil allergy. ...Read more
A rare allergy: Rapeseed oil is called canola oil today. It's the basic ingredient of most vegetable oils. Because canola oil is extracted at very high heat from the seeds any allergenic proteins are denatured and rendered harmless by the processing. ...Read more
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