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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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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.
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Approximately

0.6%

of Americans suffer from a tree nut allergy.

dietary restrictions
Dietary Restrictions
  • Cashews
  • Pecans
  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Brazil Nuts
  • Filbert
  • Macadamia
  • Coconut
  • Hazelnut
how to avoid
How to Avoid?
  • 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 Facts
  • 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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