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Peanut & Tree Nut

Child Reacts to Recalled Product

A boy has a peanut allergy reaction after eating a Quaker granola bar that was supposed to be safe but wasn’t.

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Kardashian’s 911 Call for Son

Kourtney Kardashian got good advice in this 911 call that she made as her 11-month-old son began reacting to peanut butter.

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Hidden Tree Nut

Allergen Where It Hides Alternate Names Tree Nuts baked goods, crackers cereals granola bars, trail mixes marzipan calisson (marzipan-type candy) Pad Thai satay sauce curry sauces chili and trout amandine gianduja and giandula (chocolate blended with hazelnuts) tree nut oils pralines salad dressings spreads: almond paste, nut butters, chocolate-nut spreads (Nutella) nougat (e.g. torrone) pesto […]

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Hidden Peanut

Allergen Where It Hides Alternate Names Peanuts chocolate/candy bars-barbecue sauces Asian-style dipping sauces (particularly Szechuan) curry sauces egg rolls, spring rolls trail mixes Ice cream (peanut butter flavor or “Reese’s” ice cream) Certain body-care products and makeups use peanut derivatives or peanut oil dog food or biscuits non food: bird seed, bird feeder, ant traps […]

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Halloween: The Year the Great Pumpkin Almost Blew It

My daughter Geneva is now in her teens, but back when she was a peanut-allergic kid in her prime trick-or-treat years, Halloween presented a tricky challenge. How were we to wrestle her hard-earned nutty goodies away without a pitched battle? Somehow, our heartfelt “it’s for your own good” speech was always lost on her, and […]

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Peanut Patch: Future Treatment?

Researchers who are working to find a way to treat food allergies have their sights on the next target – desensitization through the skin.

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Writer Eats Words on Allergies

The humor writer who scoffed at food allergies as “a yuppie invention” has learned the hard way just how real they are. But let’s remind you first of the scorn Joel Stein heaped on parents of allergic children in a column in the Los Angeles Time. “Your kid doesn’t have an allergy to nuts. Your […]

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New Research on Peanut Allergies

Peanut allergies are severe, often affecting children, and are increasing in prevalence. It’s no wonder researchers around the globe are looking at new, inventive ideas for how “cure” them, or at the very least, how to allow those with peanut allergies to tolerate at least a small amount of this legume’s protein. Allergic Living looks […]

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What’s New: Cashew’s Unexpected Potency

European scientists have discovered that despite popular belief, peanuts may not be the allergen that causes the most severe allergic reactions. In one important study, discussed at the the 2010 meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, that dubious distinction fell to the cashew. The study, published in the European journal Allergy, […]

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The Peanut/Nut Allergy Handout

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