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Tree Nut Allergy By: Dawn DiMarco. What is a Tree Nut Allergy?. A tree nut allergy is one of the most common allergies in the United States. It’s a hypersensitivity to dietary substances from tree nuts causing an overreaction from the immune system. Life Threatening?.

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Tree nut allergy by dawn dimarco

Tree Nut AllergyBy: Dawn DiMarco


What is a tree nut allergy
What is a Tree Nut Allergy?

  • A tree nut allergy is one of the most common allergies in the United States.

  • It’s a hypersensitivity to dietary substances from tree nuts causing an overreaction from the immune system.


Life threatening
Life Threatening?

  • YES! It overreacts the immune system which may cause the throat to close, which causing lack of breathing.


Http medicineworld org medince allergy allergy statistics html
http://medicineworld.org/medince/allergy/allergy-statistics.htmlhttp://medicineworld.org/medince/allergy/allergy-statistics.html

Approximately

0.6%

of Americans suffer from a tree nut allergy.


Dietary restrictions
Dietary Restrictionshttp://medicineworld.org/medince/allergy/allergy-statistics.html

  • Cashews

  • Pecans

  • Almonds

  • Walnuts

  • Brazil Nuts

  • Filbert

  • Macadamia

  • Coconut

  • Hazelnut


How to avoid
How to Avoid?http://medicineworld.org/medince/allergy/allergy-statistics.html

  • Always read labels on food products.

  • Make sure restaurants you visit are aware of your food allergy before you order your food.

  • Always carry an EpiPen on your person at all times.


Interesting facts
Interesting Factshttp://medicineworld.org/medince/allergy/allergy-statistics.html

  • Only 9% of children out grow a tree nut allergy.

  • Peanuts and Seeds are not a restriction and are commonly confused for tree nuts.

  • Some unexpected sources of tree nuts are :

    • Barbeque sauce

    • Pancakes

    • Pasta

    • Pie Crust

    • Honey

    • Salad


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