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How do I know if I have an almond allergy?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Eat 'em, Get sick.

Food allergy symptoms are virtually the same regardless of causative agent.
If you have almond allergy & eat an almond you will likely have almost immediate symptoms of tongue, mouth, & throat itching & tongue, lips & facial swelling. There may be vomiting a few minutes later & difficulty breathing. Breathing issues may be severe. Sometimes symptoms are delayed for 1 to 2 hours.

In brief: Eat 'em, Get sick.

Food allergy symptoms are virtually the same regardless of causative agent.
If you have almond allergy & eat an almond you will likely have almost immediate symptoms of tongue, mouth, & throat itching & tongue, lips & facial swelling. There may be vomiting a few minutes later & difficulty breathing. Breathing issues may be severe. Sometimes symptoms are delayed for 1 to 2 hours.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Ali Hallaj-pour
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Can also get tested

Can do a simple blood work by your primary care doctor or a skin test by an allergist.

In brief: Can also get tested

Can do a simple blood work by your primary care doctor or a skin test by an allergist.
Dr. Ali Hallaj-pour
Dr. Ali Hallaj-pour
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2 comments
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Often but not universally true. Many more persons have "false-positive" skin or blood tests to foods than are truly allergic to foods. A positive test in the absence of a history of a reaction to a food leads to unnecessary avoidance. If many foods are avoided for this reason malnutrition may ensue. These simple tests require interpretation by physicians experienced with food allergy.
Dr. Ali Hallaj-pour
I agree 100%. The history is an essential part of any diagnosis and all tests have their flaws and need to be interpreted by a physician who looks at then entire picture.
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Almond allergy

Skin patch test!.

In brief: Almond allergy

Skin patch test!.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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