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Nuts allergy recommendations

Nuts allergy recommendations


Some nuts, belonging to different botanical families, may be tolerated but some others may not. In this case, try to buy those that are tolerated in shell, because peeled nuts may be contaminated with others from the processing line.

It is also highly recommended that the allergic patient wears an identification bracelet or plate, with clearly visible print, their food allergy condition and the specific food referred to.

Self-injectable epinephrine should be carried. Patient, family and carers should have the necessary training for its administration. In the event that an injection of adrenaline has to be applied, the patient should go to a health center or to the hospital’s emergency services where additional treatment can be immediately provided if needed.

Overall, up to one third of anaphylactic reactions can cause a second wave of symptoms that will occur several hours after the initial attack. Therefore allergic patients should remain under observation in a clinic or hospital for 4 to 8 hours after the reaction.

In order to avoid foods containing nuts, it is important to read food labels.

In general, when nuts involved in an allergy are unknown, be sure to avoid foods that contain any of the following ingredients:

There are even non-food products that contain ingredients that may cause adverse reactions in allergic patients to nuts or peanuts, such as cosmetics and personal hygiene products.

Be careful when eating at Asian restaurants (where they usually use sauce “satay” made ​​from peanuts), or buffet restaurants, as serving spoons are placed and removed from several trays that may contain nuts or seeds and may cause cross contamination between foods.

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