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Peanut & Tree Nut

High Hopes for the Peanut Patch

A new study raises hopes for skin patches that would desensitize those with peanut or milk allergy.

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Pickets for Peanuts?

On March 9, 2011, parents of children enrolled at Edgewater Public School near Daytona Beach, Florida, called the media and staged a protest, angry that an allergy-management plan implemented by the school board to keep a 6-year-old peanut-allergic girl safe could take away from their children’s learning time – and that the child should stay […]

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Transplant Transfers Allergy

Soon after receiving a double lung transplant, a Toronto woman had four anaphylactic reactions. Turns out the donor had a peanut allergy.

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Nut Allergic Boy Has Close Call

A 7-year-old nut allergic boy suffered two heart attacks and one respiratory arrest after eating chocolate from a substitute teacher.

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Shea Butter Likely Safe

New study shows products containing the fat derived from the shea nut are probably safe to use by those with tree nut allergies.

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Peanut Vaccine Shows Promise

While use of allergy shots is common, researchers had previously found they were too dangerous to use in peanut allergy. Until now.

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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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