6 Symptoms of Nut Allergies

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Are allergies a big deal?  The simple answer: Yes. From peanuts to gluten to milk products – food allergies are more prevalent than ever.

According to WebMD, the most common cause of the life-threatening allergic reaction referred to as anaphylaxis is peanuts. It's important to know if your child has a nut allergy, as even small amounts of nuts could trigger an allergic reaction.

For this reason, parents should always be mindful of the symptoms of an allergic reaction so they can recognize and respond to one immediately. According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms of an allergic reaction include:

  • hives, redness, or swelling on the skin;
  • itching or tingling in the throat and mouth;
  • diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea, or vomiting;
  • tightness in the throat;
  • difficulty breathing; and
  • runny nose.

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Whether or not your child’s reaction to nuts is severe, you should speak to your doctor if your child has any of these symptoms. Diagnosing an allergy could prevent future reactions. Additionally, you should seek emergency treatment if your child experiences:

  • swelling of the throat or airways;
  • severe drop in blood pressure;
  • rapid pulse; or
  • dizziness or loss of consciousness.

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6 Symptoms of Nut Allergies

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5 comments

  1. Profile photo of LIZ says:

    i dont know how to treat this, and with this im learning, tnx so much

  2. Profile photo of mommy nhoj mommy nhoj says:

    I am cautious at this point in feeding her with foods that may contain nuts. Better be safe

  3. Profile photo of gfeld gfeld says:

    Why the extra focus on nut allergies versus any other food allergy is something I can’t comprehend. The schools banned nuts but not dairy, egg and fish. I have kids allergic to nuts as well as these other foods. Why is this nut more important to ban than the other food allergens? My kids can have a bad reaction to any of the stuff I listed yet those are still present in their schools. They do have a health para though to keep an eye on them during school hours. That is how we prevent any catastrophe from occurring in school.

    • Profile photo of Heide Heide says:

      my son is also allergic to dairy. my guess vis a vie the ban is that nut allergies are more often fatal than other food allergies.

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