Tree nut allergy is one of the most common food allergies in children and adults. Tree nuts can cause a severe, potentially fatal, allergic reaction.
Younger siblings of children who are allergic to tree nuts may be at increased risk for allergy to tree nuts.
A person with an allergy to one type of tree nut has a higher chance of being allergic to other types.
Doctors use hazelnuts to study tree nut allergies.
The raw nut protein usually causes a more severe reaction than the oil, and extra roasting or processing can reduce the allergic reaction.
Foods that contain tree nuts or any of these ingredients:
As with most food allergies, the best way to avoid triggering an allergic reaction is to avoid eating the offending item. People who are diagnosed with an allergy to a specific tree nut may be able to tolerate other tree nuts, but allergists usually advise these patients to avoid all nuts.
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soy nut butter
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