Search Results for: tree-nut-allergy
Q: I’m severely allergic to tree nuts and eggs and recently had a frightening anaphylactic reaction in which I had trouble breathing and became covered in hives. I used my auto-injector, had a second dose in the ambulance and required a third dose at the hospital. My question: how long does it take for someone’s […]
While oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy grabs plenty of headlines, the question is often raised whether the technique will work for tree nuts as well. In a study presented at the AAAAI meeting in March 2016, researchers from the University of Arkansas say they’ve observed that walnut OIT can effectively and safely desensitize patients to […]
Q: My daughter is allergic to tree nuts, particularly cashews and pistachios. We’re a little confused about safe spices. Would sumac (used in Middle Eastern cuisine) and nutmeg be safe for her to eat? Dr. Sharma: Spice allergy appears to be uncommon, although it may be under-diagnosed. A recent review estimated that it affects between […]
Should grocery store bakeries fall under the same food allergen labeling exception that applies to traditional bakeries?
Q: My 5-year-old is allergic to tree nuts, and I’d like to know more about shea (nut) butter, as it’s in so many products. Is it safe to use on her skin as a lotion? Are candies with it safe for her to eat? Dr. Sicherer: Shea nut butter or oil is derived from the seed of […]
Q: My child tested highly positive to tree nut allergy, but I know she has eaten foods with almonds and hazelnuts without a problem. Does this mean, though, that she might go on to develop a nut allergy? Dr. Sharma: It would first be important to confirm which specific tree nuts tested positive for your […]