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How do I kno if im allergic to nuts?

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Dr. Alan Khadavi
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Get tested

You can discuss with your allergist your symptoms and he or she can work you up.

In brief: Get tested

You can discuss with your allergist your symptoms and he or she can work you up.
Dr. Alan Khadavi
Dr. Alan Khadavi
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Symptoms & testing

You are not allergic to nuts (or any other food) if you have a positive skin or blood test to that food but have no symptoms when you eat the food.
Symptoms of food allergy occurring within 2 hours of eating include mouth itching & swelling, hives anywhere, nausea & vomiting after eating a specific food, difficulty breathing & anaphylaxis. If any of these things occur see an allergist for testing.

In brief: Symptoms & testing

You are not allergic to nuts (or any other food) if you have a positive skin or blood test to that food but have no symptoms when you eat the food.
Symptoms of food allergy occurring within 2 hours of eating include mouth itching & swelling, hives anywhere, nausea & vomiting after eating a specific food, difficulty breathing & anaphylaxis. If any of these things occur see an allergist for testing.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Nut Allergy

Allergies manifest in all different manners, from the simple rash, itch, hives, cough, runny nose to more severe of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, swelling of body parts, shortness of breath and even anaphylaxis.
You really should see an allergist for testing, if appropriate.

In brief: Nut Allergy

Allergies manifest in all different manners, from the simple rash, itch, hives, cough, runny nose to more severe of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, swelling of body parts, shortness of breath and even anaphylaxis.
You really should see an allergist for testing, if appropriate.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Symptoms

Allergy to tree nuts and any food for that matter is a clinical diagnosis that is confirmed by skin testing and / or blood testing.
As was discussed in another post a skin test or blood test does not diagnose a allergy in the absence of clinical symptoms ( with the exception of some very unique cases). See you doctor for clarification.

In brief: Symptoms

Allergy to tree nuts and any food for that matter is a clinical diagnosis that is confirmed by skin testing and / or blood testing.
As was discussed in another post a skin test or blood test does not diagnose a allergy in the absence of clinical symptoms ( with the exception of some very unique cases). See you doctor for clarification.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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