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Can you you be allergic to walnut tree pollen but not walnuts?

Can you you be allergic to walnut tree pollen but not walnuts?

Yes: The walnut tree pollen allergen and walnut (nut) allergen are structurally different. While some people may be allergic to both, allergy to walnut tree pollen does not imply walnut allergy. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I found out today I was allergic to black walnut tree. What are the some precautions for walnut oil?

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

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I found out today I was allergic to black walnut tree. What are the some of the the symptoms, just stuffy nose / runny nose?

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

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If you are allergic to walnut trees, does that mean you should not eat walnuts?

If you are allergic to walnut trees, does that mean you should not eat walnuts?

No: The allergens in the food and in the pollen are different. Just like pecan tree and pecan nut, you should be fine because of that reason. Talk to your allergist if you have any questions. ...Read more

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If I am allergic to walnut trees, does that mean I should not eat walnuts either?

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 more

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If you are allergic to walnut trees, does that mean you should not eat walnut either?

If you are allergic to walnut trees, does that mean you should not eat walnut either?

Nut allergy: Being allergic to walnut tree means that you are allergic to its pollen. This does not mean that you are also allergic to its fruit which is a nut. However, if you are allergic to any other tree nuts, you may also be allergic to walnut. ...Read more

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How do walnuts make you healthier?

How do walnuts make you healthier?

Walnuts: Contain polyunsaturated fats and essential nutrients that lower cholesterol & act as antioxidants that boost your immune system. ...Read more

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Is walnuts good for constipation?

Is  walnuts good for constipation?

No: It is normal food but constipation is a reflection of diet as a whole. My constant answer is god made food only. ...Read more