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Does Having A Peanut Allergy Mean That You Will Also Be Allergic To Tree Nuts.

Does Having A Peanut Allergy Mean That You Will Also Be Allergic To Tree Nuts.

My daughter had an allergy test done which came up positive for eggs, milk, soy, dust mites, dander, mould, grass, wheat and her highest being peanuts. So I just want to find out if tree nuts will also affect her since it was not specifically mentioned on her allergy test results.

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I tested possitive for peanuts but have been able to eat some chocolates at times with other nuts in them. This however is a very treaky one, since nuts can be extremely dangerous and peanuts can become an allergy for other nuts as well. I’ve had reactions when I was exposed to more then one allergen. Like being at a resort where I have not used my dust mite spray yet, after driving on a dirt road - Always have anthihistimes with you if your child really feels the urge to eat a nut.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

i am so sorry you too have to deal with the peanut allergy. I have found that all other tree nuts are often cooked in peanut oil (its cheaper) and that makes it so we cant have them. I have been avoiding all nuts because of the cross contamination. Its terrible

posted over 1 year ago
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Not always in my case my results where both groups - peanut, hazelnut, coconut and soy. I just eliminated the lot as I got mixed results of nuts from both a Rast and Elisa blood test. It totally depends on how far you want eliminate the diet vs eliminate the effects of consuming potential allergens.

edited, originally posted over 1 year ago
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Tree nuts are not the same as peanut as its a legume. However do have similar cross reactive proteins. Did your daughter have a test for tree pollen allergies? A high result can for some mean a link to the similar proteins in tree nuts or some fruit. As for eating tree nuts, get the go ahead to eat from medical / allergy doc first. Then only eat at first direct from shell, as all nuts and seeds are generally handled and sorted together when they arrive and sorted before sending of to food manufacturers. Good luck.

posted about 1 year ago
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

lot of cross contamination of peanuts and tree nuts when they arrive on land from overseas, all sorted in same way iyswim. so we only eat from shells, and then if washed. but son isnt interested in eating them, esp now as even though he has outgrown his tree nut allergies, and has peanut, his girlfriend has tree nut allergies!

posted over 1 year ago
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