Nut allergy is one of the most common food allergies which may result in a severe life-threatening allergic reaction even if taken in small amounts. Children could develop nut allergy (such as, to peanuts, almonds, walnuts, pistachios, cashews, hazelnuts, etc.); however, it may vary from one person to another. That is, some people are allergic to most nuts, but others can be allergic to one or few types only.
Symptoms of nut allergy may appear within minutes of consumption, and vary in severity from one person to another.
A doctor shall be contacted regarding any allergic reaction to any type of tree nuts, and how to deal with it, regardless of its degree of severity, whether in adults or children. Also, allergy laboratory tests shall be conducted as the reaction may differ each time. Accordingly, an epinephrine autoinjector (needle) shall be precautionary provided to use when needed.
The most important risk factors for tree nut allergy