Seven of nine kids were desensitized to walnut and one other nut.
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… Read more »
Q. I’ve read differing views on whether it would be safe for a nut-allergic person to eat baked goods with coconut or coconut oil. What’s your view on coconut? Dr. Scott Sicherer: Despite its name, coconut is not actually a nut, but a fruit. Regardless, the Food and Drug Administration considers it a tree nut,… Read more »
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… Read more »
Oils generally come in two kinds: refined and unrefined. 1. Refined Oil: When a tree nut oil is refined, the chances of the proteins of that food being in the oil are low. While pure refined oils (various tree nuts and also peanut) exist, it is always safer to avoid nut oil completely since there… Read more »
Tree nut allergies are one of the most common and fast-growing types of food allergies in North America today.
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… Read more »
Knows he has to speak out so “it doesn’t happen to anyone else.”