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I found out today I was allergic to black walnut tree. What are the some of the the syptoms in case I run into one?
Classic symptoms: Try not to run into one as you might get bruises and cuts and scrapes...Haha. Seriously typical allergy symptoms are common. Runny nose, congestion, itchy watery eyes, sneezing or even asthma symptoms of wheezing and cough. The problem is that tree pollen can spread for miles around, so you may not even be aware of the walnut tree and still have an allergic reaction. ...Read more
I found out today I was allergic to black walnut tree. What are the some precautions for walnut oil?
Tree pollen vs nuts: Black walnut tree allergy tests show that you are allergic to the pollen the tree produces. The oil from walnuts is presumably made from the fruit of the tree, which is the walnut itself. The pollen is only the male sperm used to fertilize the female part of the tree to make the nut, so they are not normally related, in the clinical allergy sense. You can be tested for the oil if you like. ...Read more
I found out today I was allergic to black walnut tree. What are the some of the the symptoms, just stuffy nose / runny nose?
Allergic rhinits: Nasal stuffiness, sneezing especially multiple times in the morning and cough are common symptoms. Nasal congestion often block openings of the sinuses and this may cause a sinus infection. If severe enough, you may also develop asthma. Oral or nasal antihistamines usually work. Occasionally, nasal steroids can also be used. ...Read more
Usually not: There is typically no relationship between tree pollen and tree nut allergy in most except the most highly allergic individuals. If you have eaten walnuts without symptoms for many years before you found out you're allergic to walnut pollen, don't worry about it. But if you have severe allergy symptoms in the spring and have never eaten walnuts, you should be cautious about trying them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why not?: Enjoy the nuts! you should be able to freely enjoy those tree nuts providing that they are well prepared, delicious and does not carry pathogens that might cause food poisoning. If you don't have history of food allergies, you shouldn't get any increased risk of tree nuts allergy compared to the general population. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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