Tree Nut Allergy

Tree nut allergy is also known as food allergy. The conditions of the tree nut allergy range from hypersensitivity in people to the dietary products which could be extracted from the tree nuts. This could lead to the immune system of the body being over-reactive. As soon as the mild symptoms begin to become severe, if care is not taken, it could lead to death. If you do not know tree nut allergy very well, it could be mistaken for peanut allergy. The cause of allergic reactions is the major difference between peanut allergy and tree nut allergy. It is very obvious that dried fruits are the cause of tree nut allergy but as regard peanut allergy, it has many allergens. But the two have similar symptoms despite the fact that allergy does not usually have peanuts allergy.

The effects of the allergy for the tree nut are found in children and could also be found in adults. You can treat this allergy just the way you treat other types of allergy source such as particles of nut, tree nuts and oils. The most severe cases do lead to anaphylaxis which needs quick and urgent attention and application of Epinephrine injections. Examples of tree nuts are walnuts, chestnuts, pecan, beechnuts, pistachio, macadamia, cashews, almonds, hazelnuts, hickory nuts and filbert. All the allergies from all the above samples are rampant and deadly. All these nuts are consumed in processed form in candy bars, drinks, chocolates, cereals and sweet which every child derived pleasure in. This is the major reason why you need to be careful about what your children eat and you need to give your child close monitoring in order to avoid allergy from tree nut.
However, whenever you discover that your child is feeling allergic, then the next thing to do is to check if he or she has any symptom of tree nut allergy which includes hives, inflammation, swelling, itching, rashes and eczema or gastrointestinal symptoms such as itching around the mouth, running nose, wheezing, and loss of breath, rapid heartbeat and nausea. In case your child is having more than 4 symptoms from these, then take him or her to doctor for medical solution or attention. The best way to avoid allergies is to monitor your child’s diet. Make sure that any of the snacks, meals, sweets and other food he or she consumes does not have any traces of tree nut factors of allergy. As parent, it is very important to read every label very well and check the contents in the ingredients if there are any hidden nuts sources.

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